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Hi All, I'm running Bodhi and have volunteered to help package for the developer. My question is what is the most efficient way to package software? Bodhi is built on ...
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    Best Way to Package Software


    Hi All,
    I'm running Bodhi and have volunteered to help package for the developer. My question is what is the most efficient way to package software?

    Bodhi is built on Ubuntu 10.04 and the founder doesn't want us just pulling from 10.10 and later for .debs because he's concerned there could be issues. So is the best way for me to approach this is just install everything from source and then package after I install? Thanks in advance
    Bodhi 1.3 & Bodhi 1.4 using E17
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    I am more a rpm guy, but I believe the current best way to build .deb packages is via pbuilder
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PbuilderHowto
    Pbuilder ensures a clean, repeatable build environment.


    For creating new .debs you need to define .dsc, rules and many more files,
    and possibly also patching the source.
    http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/pa...utorial.en.pdf


    Imho, this is quite a topic to learn and understand, because debian and distributions based on debian also enforce strict policies on package quality, licensing, directory structure, maintainer sign off, etc


    The two links above should get you started, but you still need to make the jump from debian/ubuntu to bodhi.

    Good luck
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    Thank you much! Going to check it out. I'm pretty decent at coding and following established guidelines. The devs over at Bodhi just have a lot on their plate and I've always wanted to be more involved. Going to try packaging conky 1.8.1 this evening
    Last edited by jmadero; 04-11-2012 at 06:01 PM.
    Bodhi 1.3 & Bodhi 1.4 using E17
    Dell Studio 17, Intel Graphics card, 4 gigs of RAM, E17

    "The beauty in life can only be found by moving past the materialism which defines human nature and into the higher realm of thought and knowledge"

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