Packaging Hints

Jason Herskowitz edited this page Dec 2, 2015 · 3 revisions

If you're packaging Tomahawk, join the tomahawk-packagers Google Group (https://web.archive.org/web/20121213024743/https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/tomahawk-packagers) to be notified of new releases and changed dependencies

Tomahawk Packagers

openSUSE

  • domme

Arch Linux

  • Kuba Serafinowski (zizzfizzix on gmail)

Ubuntu

  • Paulo Dias (paulo dot miguel dot dias on gmail)
  • yofel

Gentoo

  • johu

Fedora

  • vinzv
  • ruphy
  • rdieter
  • domme

Exherbo

  • tgurr

Windows

  • muesli
  • domme

OS X

  • muesli

Source Code

  • muesli

Build options

Make sure to actually do a release build of Tomahawk, with the following cmake arguments -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=RelWithDebInfo or -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release (the default is Debug). Also up to Tomahawk 0.5 you need to set a Tomahawk specific flag which is -DBUILD_RELEASE=ON to have a release version number without build date in it. From 0.6 on it will automatically assume a release build if the .git/ dir is missing, which is the case for release tarballs.

Runtime dependencies

QSql

If your distribution splits the QSqlite plugin for QSql into a separate package, make it a requirement of Tomahawk otherwise it may crash on startup.

XMPP / jreen

Either jreen or (at least) Tomahawk's package should require the qca-ossl plugin, otherwise there's no GTalk/Jabber support.

Audio / Phonon

Tomahawk requires phonon-vlc >= 0.4.1 or phonon-gstreamer >= 4.5.1 (esp. phonon-xine in any version will not work)

Misc

Firewall

Tomahawk offers P2P functionality, if your distribution offers a default firewall, it's nice to support a default profile for the standard Tomahawk P2P-port (50210). (cf. https://build.opensuse.org/package/view_file?file=tomahawk.SuSEfirewall2&package=tomahawk&project=KDE%3ADistro%3AFactory for openSUSE integration)

Icons

In openSUSE there are macros for updating icon caches in KDE and GNOME ( %desktop_database_post[un] %icon_theme_cache_post[un]) after [un]installation , check if your distribution offers the same.