Tue Apr 28 15:23:38 PDT 2009
case when you do not want to do the build as the superuser root. So I
guess it's not strictly required. The same probably goes for
svn-buildpackage: not strictly required, but very useful. I just put
those in there to document all of the dependencies in one place. Again,
I'm sure this will all be fixed up in the official packaging.
> 3) You're right about the openjdk-6-* dependencies: I guess we were
> setting the bar lower than we thought :P.
Yeah, the versions for the openjdk-6 dependencies seemed wrong.
However, I think a bigger concern is requiring openjdk specifically.
Perhaps it's okay when building. But there are a few different java
runtimes out there. I personally prefer the sun-java6-jre. Depending
on one of the virtual packages like java5-runtime or java6-runtime might
be a better choice.
I'm assuming that this is a dependency of Lucene. (Do we need Java for
any other component?) Lucene and PyLucene are going to be interesting.
There is already a liblucene2-java package in Debian and Ubuntu. I'm
guessing, but is PyLucene just a wrapper around that, exposing the Java
interface to Python? There is also a pylucene project in Debian and
Ubuntu. So maybe the trick is to get the maintainer of the pylucene
package to use the liblucene2-java package. I really don't know how
this is going to work. The dependencies that we must still build from
external/ are going to be our biggest challenge.
> 4) Yes, the version.py file doesn't pick up the svn version
> automatically (it's tweaked by hand when creating new svn branches for
> builds). There is currently code to figure out the version from
> the .svn directory (if one is present); maybe there's a way to do the
> same thing for a file installed of a debian package.
For now, I can probably just make a patch file to change version.py if I
make any more private builds of trunk.
There is a lot in that control file that should not make it back into
the repository. As I said, I'm still at the beginning of the learning
curve. For instance, I noticed in my build log that the version of
twisted that setuptools looks for is >= 8.1.0. I put (>= 8.2.0) in the
Depends because that's what we have in external/.
Also, I just learned today that there is a tool called pbuilder that
creates a minimal chroot environment that has only packages marked
Essential and the build tools. I probably should start building our
packages there to ensure that we don't have bad dependencies.
And now another question. I noticed this evening that at least one
other person has asked in chandler-users for a Jaunty build of 1.0.3.
Should we do a 188.8.131.52 release for Jaunty, just so that folks have
something that can be run? Right now, we have no publicly available
package for that distribution.
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