[rear-users] [PATCH] Fix errors in debian packaging

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Thu Jul 19 13:34:05 CEST 2012

On Wed, 18 Jul 2012, Thomas Schumm wrote:

> Am 18.07.2012 16:56, schrieb Dag Wieers:
>> On Wed, 18 Jul 2012, Thomas Schumm wrote:
>>> following patch to fix some problems in generating a debian package with
>>> the make target "deb".
>> Hi Thomas,
>> Thanks for helping with the Debian package. We are looking for someone
>> who'd be willing to maintain the Relax-and-Recover package in Debian
>> and/or Ubuntu and since you offered to help and fix the make target,
>> I have selected you as the best candidate on my list of potential
>> candidates ;-)
> This seems to be a very long list :-)

Thomas, let's focus on you being the best candidate ;-)

> I think first of all I should learn more about rear as I'm using it the
> first time. It doesn't make sence to maintain a deb package without
> having a basic understanding how the solution works. And yes, I have
> some experience in building Debian packages. I'll come back in a few
> days after setting up a first rear-based recovery solution. What's the
> current state of deb-rear, is it already part of Debian / Ubuntu / Mint
> package repositories (I couldn't find it in the Ubuntu Lucid reps)?

We used to have Rear Debian/Ubuntu packages build using the OpenSUSE Build 
System, but after moving to Github (and moving Rear to its own project on 
OBS) we broke the Debian build just before the summer holidays. It's a 
hard requirement to have this fixed before the upcoming v1.14 release.

Rear never shipped with Debian/Ubuntu/Mint as far as I know, we have been 
looking for someone interested to help and maintain these packages.

Debian stable and Ubuntu LTS releases are part of the list of 
distributions we intend to support through automated testing. Which is 
another project-goal in order to avoid regressions and improve backward 

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