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[20050402] 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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