[Build-common-hackers] Re: CDBS and package built from multiple tarballs

Colin Walters walters@debian.org
Wed, 10 Sep 2003 03:11:54 -0400

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On Wed, 2003-09-10 at 02:29, Michael Koch wrote:

> I'm currently packaging a little software called uclient. Unfortunatly 
> it needs some special versions of some older libraries not included 
> in the archive. So I decided to build static versions of this libs 
> inside the build system of the package and link these in. Next stable 
> release of uclient (which is far far away) will use the versions in 
> the archive of these libs.
> Does cdbs supports packages built from multiple tarballs plus patches 
> for several of the tarballs ?

I believe tarball.mk supports that, yes.  To actually build the multiple
packages, you'll probably want to hook in appropriate things in
build/foo and install/foo (where foo is a package).