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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2] tools: Improve make deb

At 18:31 +0000 on 28 Feb (1362076272), Alex Bligh wrote:
> I think there are at least 3 use cases here:
> 1. Providing some sort of debian packaging allowing the unstable build
>   to be used and installed in a normal way, to encourage testing of
>   unstable. This needs init scripts etc. in it, but typically the
>   user isn't making his own changes. This should be debuild thing
>   with a debian directory (in my opinion), and might not want to be
>   upstream in a conventional way.
> 2. Providing a .deb for the developer, with a bit more functionality
>   than the .tgz (e.g. not stomping on configuration files), and
>   arguably some init files, but essentially to let the developer
>   install his own stuff. A make target is better here, partly because
>   make from clean (which is what debuild does) takes ages.
> 3. Providing a minimalist install (e.g. without header files) of a
>   development build - i.e. a small 'package' to take over to another
>   machine to install for the purposes of testing - that's what
>   my minideb target did. Again a make target is better here.

Couldn't (3) be a part of (1)?  You'd have a set of packages (e.g. xen,
docs, tools, tools-dev) and only install the ones you need. 


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