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deb package for rtems
- Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 09:42:41 -0500
- From: joel.sherrill at OARcorp.com (Joel Sherrill)
- Subject: deb package for rtems
bimal varghese wrote:
> i would like to participate in the google summer of code 2009 for rtems
> my idea is to create a .deb package for rtems which automatically
> updates its contents when a newer version of the package is availiable
http://code.google.com/p/rtems-debian-pkg/ is where last
year's project got to. It wasn't ready for deployment. I think
it was close but needs some attention. Here are the issues
as I see them. Others may have more comments and ideas:
+ Too many files and duplication. The RPM specifications
are generated from a handful of fragments and variable
substitutions. There is a high degree of commonality.
It needs to be this way in the Debian packaging.
+ The Debian packaging needs to get its tool version
and patch information from the master information in
the RPM specification build system.
+ We use mock to build all RPMs for all distributions
on just a couple of build machines. We need to be able
to do this for Debian. We have a machine in the build
farm ready for this.
+ The production Debian package build needs to be
able to be done as a regular user.
+ The production Debian package build needs to have
as little intervention as possible. Ideally, Ralf should be
able to update the RPM tarball/patch versions and the
next build on the Debian server just gets them.
+ The production build system has to include getting these
packages into the proper repository format which is
on a Fedora server.
Last year's packaging worked but we were not able to
> whom should i contact?
That's a good question. Last year's student (Ryan Harrison)
can give you a more accurate picture of the status.
Ralf Corsepius and Chris Johns can give practical advice
from the RPM and Mingw packaging.
I would hope that one of the would speak up now. :)
> please help