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From "Marius Scurtescu" <>
Subject Re: Debian package creator task
Date Mon, 28 May 2007 05:40:46 GMT
On 5/27/07, Kevin Jackson <> wrote:
> Hi,
> > I started working on a task that allows you to create Debian packages,
> > pure Java implementation. You should be able to create deb packages in
> > your build scripts running on Windows.
> It seems to be the latest fad - make debian packaging tasks :)
> I've started on an antlib for creating/installing/managing debian packages see:

I had no idea that there are similar projects, I see that there is jdeb as well.

> At the moment I don't have a pure java 'create package' task, and
> that's something I'd like to add to the antlib.  For obvious reasons
> install/remove etc require a debian distro to run on.

My code also generates the md5sums control file.

> Would you be interested in combining efforts instead of working
> separately?  As the current antlib is in sandbox, I'm not sure if it's
> easy to grant commit access to it.

Definitely. I will have a look at your code during the next few days.



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