[sword-devel] Xiphos ....

Barry Drake bdrake at crosswire.org
Sun Aug 10 00:34:01 MST 2014

On 09/08/14 15:55, Greg Hellings wrote:
> What sort of "Lintian" errors?

Sorry Greg ...  It didn't say.  A few days ago, the packages page showed 
the submission for Xiphos as having the error.  It did not give specific 
details.  Now, that page has been automatically removed because a fix 
was not submitted.

I'm very new to packaging, but when I made the experimental package for 
the Sword library, the only sure way to build was to use debuilder under 
a debian chroot environment.  (under any distro). Debuilder works in a 
virtual environment into which you install all dependencies using 
apt-get, and the dependencies have to exist as Debian packages in the 
repo you are building for.

The process logs all errors including lintian errors and only builds a 
submittable package when you've written patches and overrides to fix them.

When I got a completed package, the maintainer (Was it Dimitri?) who 
submitted it had to alter the library version number which conflicted 
with the existing library.  This has now broken the older library and 
led to automatic removal of the older Bibletime package and the only 
existing Debian package for Xiphos.  I know some folk think the Debian 
packaging process is overly picky.  It's not - it's just very safe!

Regards,        Barry

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