[dev] wmii 3.9b1 deb contains no binary

From: Daniel Bolton <danielbarrettbolton_AT_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 07:22:03 -0500

I downloaded the wmii 3.9b1 tarball here:


and proceeded to build a debian package, per the instructions in the README
file. I made three changes: 1) I changed PREFIX to "/usr", 2) I changed ETC
to "/etc", and I did not build the package via the "deb" make target, as the
build would fail due to gpg errors. Instead I built it via

   dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc

The build finished and no errors were visible. However, the resulting
deb contained only the following files:


So, why wasn't a binary produced? Thinking that I messed up somewhere, I
started over in a clean directory and did NOT edit any files before building
the package, but once again the deb contained only the aforementioned three

The means by which I am viewing these files is copying the deb to a new
directory and running "dpkg -x wmii-hg_hg2550_amd64.deb .". This is the
only deb produced.

Could someone explain why the deb doesn't have a wmii binary in it?

Received on Tue Mar 02 2010 - 12:22:03 UTC

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