[sword-devel] Packaging ....

Matej Cepl mcepl at redhat.com
Fri Mar 28 03:37:13 MST 2014

On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 08:52:05AM +0000, Barry Drake wrote:
>I had contact from the last packager saying that it is easy to 
>use the existing template to rebuild the package, but no 
>information as to where to begin.  I've read the page at: 
>and I am ready to have a go but I wonder if someone can talk me 
>through using the existing templates in the old packages, 
>updating and re-packaging?  It shows a command '$bzr builddeb 
>-- -nc -us -uc' which appears to be what is needed, but 
>instructions like that are very cryptic.  I don't suppose 
>there's a 'packaging for dummies' page anywhere?

First of all I would work with Debian package, so that you won’t 
have multiple packages between Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc.

Also, I would just pick existing source package from 
https://packages.debian.org/sid/bibletime and fix it.

Also, prior to your work, it would be probably good idea just to 
file a bug for whatever issues you see with the current package 
(http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting). By that the work on the 
Debian package won’t be split into multiple half-done efforts.

And yes, there is 'Packaging for Dummies' on 

Also, I think for the Debian packaging issues you could find 
more help in a Debian mailing list (see 
for more).


P.S.: Note, that I haven’t been a maintainer of any Debian 
package for the last nine years (cowardly defected to the 
distros of my employer), so please don’t ask me any specific 
Debian related questions.
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