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Is packaging new software hard?

Aug 26, 2010, 16:35 (4 Talkback[s])


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"A common answer to my question about why people aren't packaging is that packaging is hard and the wiki is kind of lacking. Debhelper 7 and Source Version 3.0 (the new Debian packaging format) make things a lot easier.

"So is it hard? In the common case, no.

"Assuming the software you want to package uses something like Python distutils ( python setup.py build && sudo python setup.py install) or Autotools (./configure && make && sudo make install), Debhelper 7 makes things really straightforward."

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