[hobbit] Getting bbwin central config mode on Debian Etch

Ralph Mitchell ralphmitchell at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 23:50:49 CEST 2008

On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 4:38 PM, Shawn Heisey <hobbit at elyograg.org> wrote:

> Background information:  We have an install of Big Brother BTF, an install
> I inherited when I took the job a few years ago.  Recently I discovered the
> unfortunate fact that we're not covered by the BTF license, so we are
> exploring other options.  Hobbit seems to be our best option.
> I am using another server to build up a Hobbit configuration.  I installed
> it from the source tarball because I couldn't get the bbwin central config
> patch to apply against the debian source package.
> I started looking into the Hobbit 4.3 snapshots, but I haven't been able to
> get them to build using 'debian/rules binary'.  Just a few minutes ago I got
> an idea.  I unpacked the pristine 4.2.0 source, applied the allinone patch,
> applied the bbwin patch, and then ran 'debian/rules binary'.  This
> successfully built packages.
> First question - will these packages built from patched 4.2.0 work
> properly?

I believe 4.2.0 + allinone patch is the current stable configuration.

>  Second question - anything I can do to get the Hobbit 4.3 snapshot
> (2008/06/05) to build?  Error output from my attempt to build debian
> packages below:

The snapshot is literally a work-in-progress.  As I understand it, Henrik's
source tree is simply bundled up every night, in whatever state it happens
to be in, working or not.  Sometimes it will compile, sometimes it won't.

Ralph Mitchell
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