[Pkg-firebird-general] Compiling fb 1.0.3 on woody

Tim Warnock timoid@getonit.net.au
Mon, 7 Jun 2004 09:00:50 +1000

From: "Remco Seesink" <raseesink@hotpop.com>
To: <pkg-firebird-general@lists.alioth.debian.org>
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 8:39 AM
Subject: Re: [Pkg-firebird-general] Compiling fb 1.0.3 on woody

> Hi,
> > To make sure I should belong here, I was trying to compile fb1.5 on
> > woody (but I think it will need sarge).
> You could even be usefull if you couldn't get it to compile at all.
> being able to recompile existing packages you download from somewhere
> be very handy. It is not hard, I'll explain later.
> I personally run sarge. It will build there without problems. For
> official .debs you need to build on sid (unstable) but I could take care
of that.
> If you don't have an extra box for sarge/sid and are unwilling to upgrade
> is a nice alternative. You can install debian in a chroot. It is a lot
> than it sounds.
> > But before I tried upgrading my woody to sarge, I thought I'll just try
> > recompiling 1.0.3.
> >
> > I've installed the fb1.0.3 source.
> >
> > Now the trick is fb1.0 needs an already installed version of firebird to
> > be able to build (it's a dumb compile the compiler trick, popular way
> > back then).
> This is solved in the debian package by using the boot kit.
> > $apt-get install firebird
> > E: Couldn't find package firebird.
> >
> >
> > Im guessing this is becuase the package seems to have been removed.
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=237532
> >
> > Is that so, and how can I
> > a) get the package reinstated, and/or
> > b) find a .deb package to install.
> This is because the package is not in woody. See:
> If you really want to try to build it on woody  (upgrading or chroot is
> best thing is to start with my updated packages. They are not yet in the
> archive. You can download these files:
> type:
> dpkg-source -x firebird_1.0.3-0mentors1.dsc (this will unpack and apply
debian changes)
> cd firebird-1.0.3
> debuild
> debuild will complain is build dependencies are wrong. try to install them
with apt-get
> and try again. On woody you won't be able to do them all, but as I just
tested it will
> still produce .debs. Type debuild -d to override that check.
> I don't know if it will casue troubles when installing.
> And basically that is it. When it is done you end up with a bunch of .deb
> > PS: Im fairly good a linux, but come from a mandrake/redhat background,
> > last serious debian install I used was a 1.2 version, but it was all CD
> > based and I wasn't the sysadmin.
> I heard the beta of debian-installer is very good, you might want to give
it a try.
> If you want to hear more about how to install into a chroot just ask.
> > So Im likely to ask some really basic questions.
> Don't worry but if you do you can always mail me in private.
> Cheers,
> Remco Seesink.
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its off topic but i took a copy of 1.0.2-1 for woody

via http

i dont particulary want that page indexed by search engines, so please dont
refer to it as a full uri via email.

Tim Warnock

ISP Technical Manager
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