Tuesday, November 27, 2007

That's one hell of a package diane

Now I have packages of libferris for Fedora 7 and 8 and opensuse 10.3. So the next obvious move for a someone who has rolled many an rpm would be to jump into the deep end of debian packaging...

root@ubuntu710:/tmp/PKG/libferris-1.2.1# ls -lh ../*deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2.4M 2007-11-28 04:39 ../ferris_1.2.1-1_i386.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5.4M 2007-11-28 04:40 ../libferris1_1.2.1-1_i386.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 228K 2007-11-28 04:39 ../libferris-dev_1.2.1-1_i386.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 249K 2007-11-28 04:40 ../libferrisui1_1.2.1-1_i386.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 64K 2007-11-28 04:40 ../libferrisxslt1_1.2.1-1_i386.deb

I still need to actually add some pre/post scripts and the likes but it is looking somewhat decent so far. The downside is that the default builds for all three distros are somewhat conservative leaving out many of the higher level, higher dependency functionality. But for folks just wishing to mount xml, db4 and do some desktop search these packages should work. Though you will get reduced selection of what index formats are supported etc.

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