Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Transmission 1.20 Hardy Packages

Hey. Yesterday I thought of setting up a small repository of Hardy packages as an exercise after reading Debian New Maintainers' Guide. So, I grabbed the official source package of transmission from Hardy's repository and the new 1.20 source code.

At first, it looked like I had to do a lot of configurations but thanks to free software community, all I needed to do was copying old control files, updating package info and issuing a single command, dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot to build the package. Of course, it could have been harder if I didn't have the previously made source package ready but fortunately in most cases someone else has already built a version of that software.

Well, I've just opened a free account on freehostia and uploaded the packages there. If you are interested, add the repository and enjoy the bleeding-edge Transmission on your Hardy ;)

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add - 
sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hot.list 

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