Re: [Sawfish] lack of contributors

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Indeed sawfish have already been debianized but I think the set of
packages {librep, rep-gtk, sawfish} lacks maintenance|maintainers as

PS: Why do you run dpkg-buildpackage as root despite fakeroot simulates
root privileges?


POMPEE William

On 09/05/2012 04:39, Darth Emacs wrote:
> hi folks,
> Debian packaging of the sawfish packages is really simple. Chris has
> already debianized the packages so basically all you have to do is:
> download the git source
> cd in the package
> run '' as normal user
> run 'dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot' as root (su or sudo)
> I just noticed that wheezy has a new gcc (4.7) as well as a new dpkg that
> were upload to the repositories this last weekend. Hopefully this will
> solve some of my problems building debs. Good luck and have fun :)
> On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 1:06 AM, POMPEE William <william.pompee@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> Hello Eric!
> I'm not a expert in Debian packaging but I once tried to make a package
> (splashy IIRC) from the upstream source code. I may help you if you want.
> Regards,
> POMPEE William
> On 07/05/2012 19:42, Eric P. Mangold wrote:
>>>> I have a bit of experience with DEB packaging, and would like to
>>>> volunteer to maintain packaging compatible with Debian and Ubuntu.
>>>> When I have time, hopefully in the next two weeks, I'll try to get an
>>>> up-to-date repository set up on Alioth (debian repo server). I
>>>> currently have a guest account there, for some .NET packaging work I
>>>> did earlier. Typically Debian likes to maintain their own repo's for
>>>> the packaging (/debian directory), from which upstream tarballs are
>>>> imported. Once working we can request a sync with Ubuntu. And perhaps
>>>> a PPA can go up also.
>>>> Whoever has packaging experience and would like to assist please raise
>>>> your hand. I might run in to some problems that I could use a hand
>>>> with.
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> -E
>>>> On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 6:17 AM, Peter Funk <pf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> Hello all,
>>>>> Heow Goodman schrieb am Freitag, den 04.05.2012 um 13:46:
>>>>>> The lack of up-to-date DEB's doesn't help, and unfortunately it's not
>>>>>> working on the latest Ubuntu 12.04.
>>>>> ...
>>>>>> Because I need to get work done, I'm just installing LinuxMint.  But
>>>>>> getting it on the latest Ubuntu, as well as some more up-to-date DEBS
>>>>>> would be a big win.
>>>>>> I'm willing to help with the effort too.
>>>>> I was (and partly still I am) in a very comparable situation.
>>>>> Those curious might want to have look at the photo I
>>>>> uploaded to the sawfish wiki today here:
>>>>> The MultiHD monitor desk shown there is currently displayed in
>>>>> our company booth at the fair DRUPA 2012 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
>>>>> Only a few days before start of the fair I decided to compile
>>>>> sawfish (1.8.92), rep-gtk (0.90.8) and librep (0.92.2) and put
>>>>> it onto a fresh Linux Mint 12 install.  Since I was in a hurry
>>>>> and had not much experience with Debian package building I decided
>>>>> to do a simple installation into /usr/local .
>>>>> Regards, Peter.
>>>>> --
>>>>> Peter Funk, home: 	Oldenburger Str.86, D-27777 Ganderkesee
>>>>> mobile:+49-179-640-8878 phone:+49-421-20419-0 <
>>>>> office: ArtCom GmbH, 	Haferwende 2, D-28357 Bremen, Germany
>>>>> DRUPA 3.5.-16.5.2012: Besuchen Sie uns in Halle 4 auf Stand B02
>>>>> --
>>>>> Sawfish ML

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