[Clug-work] Someone to turn our software into a .deb package
bernd.jendrissek at rocketseed.com
Wed May 19 13:19:40 SAST 2010
We need a hired gun to save us some time. A small job, ideal for
someone who is between jobs or just looking for a quick windfall.
Taking this on shouldn't cause a divorce.
In principle we could do this ourselves, but we have other things to do
than learning a new syntax.
What we have:
$ ./configure --blah-blah && make && sudo make DESTDIR=/tmp/foo install
<edit some config files, set up databases, configure some dependencies
like Apache and Exim, poke Drupal's /install.php>
We even have a script that does most of the work.
What we want:
# apt-get install rocketseed-$subpackage
or, more minimally,
# dpkg -i rocketseed-$subpackage.deb
Note that there will have to be some semi-pretty configuration dialogs
to get IP addresses, hostnames, that sort of thing. It's a little bit
more complex than just dumping a collection of files in the filesystem.
Even folks who don't come out the box speaking .deb can apply, but
please be credible in the *n*x skills + learning ability departments!
Since this is such a small job, if there even is a real interview, it'll
be 5 minutes before you start the work. So please reply (to me) with a
suitable shibboleth that demonstrates your competence. We'll probably
want to "look over your shoulder" because we'll be maintaining the
package metadata after you're done, so unless you're famous enough,
we'll want you to work in our offices, in Newlands. If you can bring
your own computer that'll be best, but not absolutely mandatory.
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