Building with gem2deb
Choose a package
Go to piratepad and choose a package you want to build. Make sure no one else is working with it already.
Use apt-cache to check if it is already packaged for Debian
apt-cache search devise ruby
"devise" being a pattern.
In case you are not running Sid you can also check at:
and make sure you choose "unstable" for Distribution. Check at
if someone is already packaging it. Also check it with
A pdf file which contains the info if a gem is already packaged is to be found here:
Make sure to use an actual version. You will have to check the wnpp site or with wnpp-check anyway.
Setup your environment
Add the following variables in your ~/.bashrc file
export DEBEMAILfirstname.lastname@example.org export DEBFULLNAME='Your Name' alias lintian='lintian -iIEcv --pedantic --color auto' alias git-import-dsc='git-import-dsc --author-is-committer --pristine-tar' alias clean='fakeroot debian/rules clean'
and update your current environment by running
$ source ~/.bashrc
Build the package
First you need install gem2deb
apt-get install gem2deb
Create a build directory and go there
mkdir -p ~/Build/diaspora-packaging && cd $_
You might also want to create a directory for your package
mkdir build_devise && cd $_
and then run
will run "gem fetch devise" to download the package. If you get an error that the Test failed, see ruby tests for hints to solve it.
Note: To fetch rails-assets-* gems, you need to provide a different gem source like this example
gem fetch --source https://rails-assets.org rails-assets-jquery
Now you have to edit files like
You will find such info at
and the homepage of the package. The homepage you will find at rubygems too.
Note: Read http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/dreq.en.html to learn more about each file.
Once that is done build the package with
If you get an error that it could not be signed, ignore it for now.
And when it has finished check for lintian errors:
lintian -iIEcv --pedantic --color auto ../ruby-devise*.changes
If you get errors, you have to correct them. Then run dpkg-buildpackage again and test with lintian again.