[linux-elitists] debian packaging query

Jason Wright peewee@scc.mi.org
Wed May 23 15:14:31 PDT 2001

does anyone know of a short, concise guide to creating a debian
virtual package?  preferrably one aimed at someone who knows what
a virtual package is, but has never built a .deb outside of
kernel-package or 'apt-get -b source'?  i've found the debian
packaging guide and i'll read it if i have to, but i was hoping
to find a step by step walkthrough for building what shoiuld be 
a very simple package.

i need to use the postfix smtp_bind_address parameter which, per
some posts to postfix-users i found from wietse, needs at least
snapshot-20010507, while the version in debian/unstable is
snapshot-20010502.  i figure i could install postfix from source
and make a virtual package that provides mail-transport-agent and
get by that way until the debian package is recent enough.

i'm working on a debian/stable box, btw.  i'm still working getting
the unstable postfix package built under stable on the off chance
that it has the patch i need.  needless to say, i don't particularily
want to switch mta's.



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