Article: Making Packager-Friendly Software
In this OnLAMP article,
Julio M. Merino Vidal describes many traps and pitfalls that
authors of Free/Open Source Software can make. Assuming their software
is good, it will be included in various packages collections (like
pkgsrc) sooner or later. The software author can make the package
creater's job a lot easier following the guidelines given here.
Topics covered include what to include into and how to handle
distribution files (tar archives, ...), documentation, offer
hooks for easy configuration as well as discussing several ways
for automating and tunig that process.
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