Wiki build instructions

Arran Cudbard-Bell a.cudbardb at
Wed Oct 19 23:18:41 CEST 2016

> On Oct 19, 2016, at 5:43 AM, Matthew Newton <mcn4 at> wrote:
> 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.
> Nice.
> 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 :)

Yes, I know it's only technically required for debian, but it doesn't do any harm for the others :)

>> 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
> need.

I've added notes about the steps not being required for certain versions.

The wiki pages get updated infrequently, so i'm trying to write documentation that won't automatically get outdated.

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