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RE: [vox-tech] help with creating dpkg's


  • Subject: RE: [vox-tech] help with creating dpkg's
  • From: Roland Minden <rminden@MAPSmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 12:35:20 -0800

Debian has a mentor list that is specific to this type of question it is
debian-mentors@lists.debian.org I read the list aand at times get some
interesting insights.
Rusty

------Original Message------
From: Peter Jay Salzman <p@belial.ucdavis.edu>
To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
Sent: November 6, 2000 8:05:13 PM GMT
Subject: [vox-tech] help with creating dpkg's


today i decided to teach myself how to package things into deb format.

i'd like to package one of bill's games, maybe circus-linux or madbomber.

the trouble is that his games require >= SDL 1.0 (which debian can provide)
and two other libraries: SDL_image and SDL_mixer, which debian does NOT
provide, as far as i know.  you have to download the source for these
libraries and compile/install them yourself.

is it possible to have a dependency on a library which has no entry in the
dpkg database?

pete


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