[Pkg-firebird-general] fb2 packages ready for testing

Anthony Tan fuzzy@greenworm.net
Mon, 28 Jun 2004 20:02:58 +0800

Advance apologies for any stupid comments I'm making. Please yell at me 
if I'm doing relatively stupid things :)

Just some quick additional background.. I doubt I'm going to be much 
technical use to you guys outside of running commands and reporting back 
what explodes in my face, I've got minimal experience w/deb packaging or 
how the entire magic of compilation works (my excuse is i lean towards 
sys adminish skills :) ). Another thing is that I'm running Debian on 
*UltraSPARC* here (specifically, two Ultra 1/167's) so I'll be providing 
a non x86 perspective. Anyhoo, with that all in mind;

* extra build-deps..
apart from docbook-to-man, there's also autoconf & libtool required to 
build. (unless, of course, I've got a really strange setup here..)

* perms on [debian/make_packages.sh]
Shouldn't this be also executable? Extracting the original tarball and 
applying the patch gives me the file but with 644 (rw-r--r--) perms.

* missing dir :  [src/install/arch-specific/linux_sparc32]
Obviously noone on x86 hardware is going to pick this up :) I have no 
idea what goes in here, but I'll be making an educated guess it's going 
to be very similar to the [arch-specific/linux] directory. if anyone can 
point me in the right direction for stuff to read up on or whatnot, much 
appreciated, otherwise I'll be experimenting locally here to try work 
things out..

For now, I've just put in an empty Makefile.in (which is what it was 
complaining about) to see if there are any other critical errors while i 
try figure out how this entire thing hangs together.

Lastly, if anyone out there who has more compile skills than me wants 
access to a SPARC box? Yell and I'll see what I can do about setting 
something up.