[Debian-olpc-devel] Jhbuild error

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Wed Apr 15 20:23:03 UTC 2009

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On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 09:31:16PM +0200, Sascha Silbe wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 02:03:34AM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> [icon-slicer]
>> deb http://debian.jones.dk sid sugar
> Should that perhaps read "sugar-src" instead of "sugar"?

Ah, yes.  Thanks for catching that!

The logic (if curious) is that *-src suites are used for development: 
All packages at debian.jones.dk are compiled inside a chroot containing 
the least possible packages (I use cowbuilder for this, or pbuilder when 
Copy-On-Write fails). When a plain Debian suite (a so-called "clean" 
environment) cannot satisfy build-dependencies, I add one or more *-src 
suites, and place the resulting binary packages separately to indicate 
that they are "contaminated" - i.e. not only the package itself is 
unofficial but it was also compiled using unofficial build-dependencies.

If anyone is interested in doing similar stuff, I maintain some wrapper 
scripts for cowbuilder and pbuilder making it _very_ easy to handle 
multiple clean and custom build environments.

Kind regards,

  - Jonas

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