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From "Kevin Jackson" <>
Subject debian packaging related tasks - sandboxable?
Date Fri, 11 May 2007 09:47:52 GMT
Hi all,

I have been working on some tasks related to debian packaging.

So far I have :
- dpkg (creates a debian package from a directory)
- control (creates a dpkg control file)

and I'm working on :
- install, takes a .deb package and installs it
- more robust error checking etc for the current tasks

I want to flesh this out as a real antlib for those of us who are
debian users, and also so that we can offer an official .deb build of
Ant (hopefully for 1.7.1 time).

Right now the requirements are that you have a debian based
distribution installed, although a .deb seems to be similar to a jar
(it's just an archive with metadata), so I'd like to transition to a
pure Java version if possible at a later date.

Would this be suitable for the svn sandbox? Are there any objections
to my committing my progress so far?  I only ask as I am in the middle
of updating to feisty fawn, and I'd like to version control my code in
case the worst should happen.


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