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Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:16:13 +0400
From: Aleksey Cherepanov <>
Subject: Re: Aleksey's daily status report #13

On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 09:48:49AM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> Aleksey, Frank -
> On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 09:42:02AM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 03:14:51AM +0400, Aleksey Cherepanov wrote:
> > > - .debs are finished
> > > - .rpms are finished
> > >   Ugh... %-)
> > 
> > This would be good if it were true, but from what you wrote below you're
> > merely repackaging previously built binaries.  Frank - did you approve
> > this sort of thing (and I missed it)?
> > 
> > Do the resulting packages have proper dependencies on the libraries?
> Well, I guess they do, since the way at least RPM handles this does not
> in any way depend on the actual build from source being done.  I'm not
> familiar with building .deb's and I haven't seen how you do it, though.
> So my question above applies to the .deb's only - for the .rpm's I know
> the answer.

My .debs have explicit dependency on libqtgui4 of version 4.6.0 or
higher. (Much) older debian-based distros may refer this library as
libqt4-gui (exclusively) but I did not care about it.

> Anyhow, not building from source during package build feels wrong to me.

To me too but it has its own advantages (explained in other mail).


Aleksey Cherepanov

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