Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Debathenificator


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Timestamp:
04/14/10 14:59:08 (12 years ago)
Author:
broder
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Start some documentation on the d14r

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  • Debathenificator

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     1From time to time, we find that modifying configuration files isn't enough to enact the changes we need to build a Debathena system. In cases like these, we need to modify the packages themselves that we're configuring. In the past, some reasons we've needed to modify upstream-distributed packages include: 
     2 * Enabling krb4 support in `evolution-data-server` or `alpine` before the mail servers supported krb5 authentication. 
     3 * Modifying the `lprng` package, renaming commands like `lpr` to `mit-lpr` so they don't conflict with the `cups-bsd` package. 
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     5One of the great strengths of the `config-package-dev` development model is that mechanisms such as `DEB_TRANSFORM_FILES` allow you express just your changes, as opposed to the entire result. The Debathenificator framework was designed to serve this purpose for modifying whole packages. 
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     7The Debathenificator framework itself lives in source:/trunk/debathena/third/common, and individual Debathenified packages live in other subdirectories of source:/trunk/debathena/third.