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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] Debian packages of M5
Date Thu, 06 Mar 2008 08:59:11 GMT
Mark Hindess wrote:
> I've placed debian packages for M5 at:
>   http://people.apache.org/~hindessm/debian/
> They were created[0] with minimal, pristine copies of debian stable for
> x86 and x86_64 and some very minor modifications[1] to the M5 federation
> build.
> I am certain that the runtime package dependencies aren't complete - in
> particular the awt runtime dependencies where we would have to depend
> on -dev packages which is a bad thing for a runtime - but the build
> dependencies are because otherwise the packages would not build.

So are you asking people to test them yet or are you still working on them?

We have a placeholder on the downloads page for the packages once they 
are ready for redistribution.


> Now I have the package build process down to something that is simple to
> reproduce (script) I plan to try to achieve the same thing for testing
> the packages in a similarly minimal, pristine environment so that, for
> M6, I be certain the runtime dependencies are correct too.
> -Mark.
> [0] I'll document the process on the wiki (or perhaps as a script in svn)
>     when I get a moment but it uses pdebuild with dancer's copy-on-write
>     chroot build system - cowbuilder
> [1] I'll clean these up and check them in shortly.  Most of the
>     modifications were related to the fact that the packages are built
>     using the source tar.gz (without .svn files) and building this
>     way doesn't correctly set the svn.revision property mostly due to
>     a simple typo.  Of course, strictly speaking all of our binary
>     artifacts should be built this way.

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