[AG-TECH] A couple of build questions (Debian)

Thomas D. Uram turam at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Sep 15 11:11:22 CDT 2004

Steve Smith wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm just getting into the AG build system as I take over the Debian
> packaging from Joseph.  A couple of build questions have come up:
>         To what degree is the AccessGrid dependant on the specific
>         versions of the software it ships with (OpenSSL, SOAPpy, etc.) 
>         Debian ships with packages of most of these and it would be
>         prefable to not have to build/install new ones.

You should conform to the versions specified.  We're relying pretty 
tightly on specific versions of each of our dependencies, and have done 
all of our testing with these versions.

I don't know about debian packaging; if some of the base packages are 
typically already installed, you could safely exclude them, but ideally 
the packages would 'require' them as a safeguard for atypical installs.

>         What is the relationship between the ag-packaging directory
>         (which I believe most people build with) and the packaging
>         directory in the main AG tree (which appears to be broken).

The ag-packaging directory _is_ the packaging directory, renamed when 
you checkout the ag-dist-linux module from cvs.

> Thanks.  Sorry if this is repeating question Joseph asked but I only now
> have the time to look into this in detail.

No problem at all.  I'd like to get Joseph's work into the packaging 
tree in our cvs, and would be happy to work with you to make this happen 
while you're getting the debian package to build.

Ask any questions that come up.


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