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Month: November 2014

Re: [trinity-users] trinity nightly builds uninstallable in Debian Jessie

From: Michele Calgaro <michele.calgaro@...>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:48:05 +0900
On 11/11/2014 06:22 AM, Timothy Pearson wrote:
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>> On Thursday 06 November 2014 06.29:49 Michele Calgaro wrote:
>>> Nightly builds are being rebuilt for RC1, but (...) I am writing from
>>> such a
>>> system, since I build all packages on my own
>>> :-) )
>>> Cheers
>>>     Michele
>> I'm not very experienced, but what is necessary to build packages? I
>> assume
>> one must get the source code, but what then? Is it possible with the tools
>> provided by a standard distribution, what should I understand to manage
>> such
>> a task?
> In general you want to do major development on a dedicated system (one
> that you can wipe/reload if needed) due to the possibility of breaking
> core components of TDE.  I'd recommend at least a dual-core machine with
> several GB of RAM as well.
> - From the software side, a standard Debian/Ubuntu install is a good base.
> You can install the base development packages with 'apt-get install
> build-essential git', and install the build dependencies for a specific
> package with 'apt-get build-dep <package name>'.
> After a development system is set up, I like to hack on TDE packages with
> the following method:
> mkdir ~/TEMP
> cd ~/TEMP
> apt-get source <package name-trinity>
> rm *
> git clone https://<git username><package
> name>
> mv <package-name>/.git <package-name-revid-folder>
> rm -rf package-name
> cd <package-name-revid-folder>
> dpkg-buildpackage -r fakeroot -b
> That last command kicks off the build process; when done you get a series
> of .debs in the folder above the source tree.  However, you don't have to
> rerun that to build most changes you make to the source after the initial
> build, usually you can just:
> <edit sources>
> cd obj-*
> make install
> <test>
> <edit sources>
> make install
> <repeat>
> Hope this helps some!
> Tim

Hi, Tim already posted some very good instructions.
I just add that after v14.0.0 is released, we are planning to add some building scripts to the TDE repository for 
Debian/Ubuntu to help anyone who wants to build their own packages to get started. Just keep in mind that TDE is huge 
and if you use the current sources it gets broken from time to time by changes in other packages provided by the 
distribution (especially on a rolling distribution like Jessie), so sometimes you will have to do some fix-up or wait 
for a fix-up to appear on the GIT sources.