[Pkg-firebird-general] Packaging Firebird2 (1.5) URGENT

Remco Seesink raseesink@hotpop.com
Mon, 7 Jun 2004 00:12:50 +0200

> If Firebird2 (1.5) is not packaged and is not serious-bugs-free before
> the end of this month, the chances of getting it into Sarge will get
> *very* small.

I'm stepping up the effort. I will release ibwebadmin to mentors (a package
repository on http://mentors.debian.net) really soon now, and are busy with
packaging of firebird2. I am using yada (a debian packaging helper) which I
think makes lives much easier. Basically everything is in one file
(debian/packages), the rest is generated.

Currenlty I am working on copying the right files to the right packages.
I haven't figured out which configure options to use to build it for
i386 and to get the install patches right etc.

What would you think if I skipped the 32 bits IO flavour? It is for 2.2
kernels as I understood?

What does work now is this: a version of a 64 bits IO superserver and classic
server gets build. I copied the relevant files to debian/firebird-CS
and firebird-SS.

I'll put a preminalary version of my work online somewhere. More on that later
If someone wants to cooperate with me I could use help on  (build options,
copyright info, package descriptions, and whatever I didn't think of now.)

Maybe we can pull it off. It would rock ;)