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Debian APT Repository

I'd like to try and tackle this automation project. Is there someone willing to be a point of contact to help me with any issues or do I just forward them to the users group?

From: Joel Sherrill <joel.sherrill at oarcorp.com>
To: Alin Rus <alin.codejunkie at gmail.com>
Cc: Kim George <kim.george83 at yahoo.com>; RTEMS Users Group <rtems-users at rtems.org>
Sent: Wed, May 12, 2010 1:54:10 PM
Subject: Re: Debian APT Repository

On 05/12/2010 12:51 PM, Alin Rus wrote:
> On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 8:26 PM, Alin Rus<alin.codejunkie at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 8:19 PM, Kim George<kim.george83 at yahoo.com>  wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm interested in setting up the Debian package APT repository and updating
>>> the wiki with details of Debian based installation of development tools.
>>>  From reading the website it sounds like there's already .deb packages that
>>> have been created by one of the GSoC people. Can anyone point me towards
>>> where these are so I can set up the repository.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Kim George
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> rtems-users mailing list
>>> rtems-users at rtems.org
>>> http://www.rtems.org/mailman/listinfo/rtems-users
>> http://epics.nsls2.bnl.gov/debian/
> Ok, just found out that there was a gsoc project, does anyone know if
> it's still maintained?
> http://code.google.com/p/rtems-debian-pkg/
No.  We wanted to merge it and support it but the student's
approach required the maintenance of 100s of files.  The
RPM specs are generated by autoconf, Makefile's, sed, etc
from fragments and are easier to maintain.

If deb packaging can be generated in a similar manner to
the rpm specs in rtems/contrib/crossrpms, then we would
love to see this merged.

Then it is just an issue of being able to build them
at OAR and host them.  That is another entirely
different issue to address.


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