Wiki build instructions

Matthew Newton mcn4 at
Wed Oct 19 11:43:20 CEST 2016

On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 05:08:54PM -0400, Arran Cudbard-Bell wrote:
> I've cleaned up the wiki pages for build/package instructions.


The "Getting the source" is good for Debian, but not so much for
other distributions - the cherry pick for v3.0.12 is only required
for the debian packaging (so not a problem on other systems), but
it also says get, which is because the
dosn't work on Debian (due to the cherry-pick).

But I like the idea of pulling in that page onto all the other
pages. Makes much more sense :)

> It'd also be good to check that the instructions actually worked :)

Yeah... it would have been better if I'd actually tested building
Debian packages in the days (rather than a few weeks) before
3.0.12 was released :( grrr.

Can some of the instructions should be changed around slightly? I
think the priority should be to get 3.0.x built as easily as
possible. So unnecessary things such as the scary "upgrade GCC" on
Debian or "how to get libkqueue even though Suse hasn't got it"
don't need to be highlighted at the top of the page, but more in a
"for developers building 3.1.x/4.0.x" part lower down?

Just don't want to scare people off with instructions they don't

Maybe just split each page into

  Building the latest stable version


  Building development versions

would solve that. The "getting the source" is different as well


Matthew Newton, Ph.D. <mcn4 at>

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