[Pkg-fedora-ds-maintainers] Salutes

Nikolai Lusan nikolai at lusan.id.au
Thu May 28 04:46:51 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-05-28 at 00:10 -0400, Morenisco wrote:
> Michele Baldessari wrote:
> > yes things slowed down quite a bit, since I have less time lately.
> > The big items on the todo are working on the rename of FDS to Port389,
> > which happened a few days ago.

It's been a while since I bothered looking. At one point I was tracking
your work and whacking together some stuff myself ... I really didn't
like that codebase though.

> I'm new packaging on Debian (before I debianized some packages, but in 
> the "fast way", no control file, etc), but I want to colaborate, then 
> I'll try to compile the newer available versions for the packages.

I will agree getting started on doing some complex packaging is the hard
way. I would recommend you roll a few single binary packages and maybe a
lib package before diving in the deep end ... it also helps to look at
how other people have done things. Take a look at stuff like the apache
packages and the postfix packages (just install the source packages and
snoop around in the debian directory). Also be aware of the different
patching and build systems in use (I think from memory looking at apache
and postgres will give you a view of a couple of them).

Nikolai Lusan <nikolai at lusan.id.au>

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