Debian Packaging

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Debian Packaging

This page aims to explain how to create debian packages for FPC.

Getting sources

FPC sources are managed using SVN. The most convenient way to get sources in order to build a release is using the svn export command :

svn export http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/fpcbuild/tags/release_x_y_z fpcbuild-x.y.z

Building packages

For general information about building FPC release packages, please refer to the Release engineering page.

The top make file of the fpcbuild-x.y.z branch supports the deb target which is intended to build Debian packages from source.

make deb

However, users may want to use their own packeging rules file

make deb DEBDIR=<some path to debian dir>

Or use a particular libgdb version

make deb GDBLIBDIR=<path/${OS_TARGET}/${CPU_TARGET}>

How it works

To be continued...