Forum .LRN Q&A: Re: Debian package of .LRN

Posted by Otto Solares on
Yep.  I removed the old packages, the new dotlrn package is here:

deb binary/
deb-src source/

Please test it, report back _ANY_ problem.  I am pretty sure this one is almost _debian_repository_ quality.

Posted by Jade Rubick on
Otto, would you mind posting how the packages are built?

Since Debian packages can be used for Debian and Fedora, we get very good coverage with these. If you could document how this is done, then we could move towards making this the default method of installation.

Posted by Otto Solares on
You mean building from the source package or how to create a debian package (debianize)?

I simply build the package with:

cd source_dir
dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot

To build the package you need:

apt-get build-dep dotlrn
apt-get install build-essential fakeroot

The hard part is debianize the package which is better covered  somewhere in the debian's developer corner:

Hope that helps.