first package: pd-wiimote

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at
Thu Sep 2 22:38:18 UTC 2010

On Sep 2, 2010, at 5:20 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 12:58:57PM -0400, Hans-Christoph Steiner  
> wrote:
>> On Sep 2, 2010, at 3:36 AM, Roman Haefeli wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2010-09-02 at 01:07 -0400, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>>>> Looks pretty good to me, but I'm just learning myself :)
>>> Thanks for having a look.
>>> One thing I like to mention: The upstream sources come with a  
>>> Makefile
>>> based on a apparently old Makefile template for libdirs. It was  
>>> pretty
>>> broken and created superfluous directories in debian/. I copied  
>>> over the
>>> current template, adapted it and applied it as a quilt patch. Is  
>>> that
>>> the proper way to do it?
>>>> I am
>>>> wondering about the strip stuff:
>>>> override_dh_strip:
>>>> strip --remove-section=.comment --remove-section=.note --strip-
>>>> unneeded \
>>>> debian/pd-wiimote/usr/lib/pd/extra/wiimote/wiimote.pd_linux
>>>> My guess is that this is needed in order to properly strip
>>>> the .pd_linux so binaries?
>>> Yeah, dh_strip apparently does not consider .pd_linux files as  
>>> shared
>>> objects and also there is no way to force it by passing it file  
>>> names as
>>> arguments.
>>> I used the strip command from a mail by Felipe Sateler [1]
>>> [1]
>>> Roman
>> I was under the impression that dh would set the strip options in  
>> the $(INSTALL_PROGRAM) for the Makefile, so that an explicit strip  
>> wasn't necessary.  Is that true?  If so, I'll change up the pd  
>> packages to use INSTALL_PROGRAM and INSTALL_DATA properly.  I don't  
>> know why I didn't do this to begin with.
> No, debhelper does not interfere with $(INSTALL_PROGRAM).  For  
> Debian packaging binaries should not be stripped during build - then  
> dh_strip should deal with stripping afterwards.
> Problem is, the unusual filenames goes below the radar of dh_strip,  
> and (according to Felipe) dh_strip cannot be spoonfed additional  
> files to strip.

Ok, so unless anyone objects, I'm going to add this to all my pd  
packages so they get stripped.  That includes pd-motex.  I guess that  
means the package version gets incremented, since its currently in NEW?



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