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Building NM-PPTP from source

I had to spend a lot of time today re-remembering how to take a CVS/SVN tree and make a distributable package of it. Here are my notes, for me next time, and for anyone interested, now.

sed -i -e "s/AC_INIT(NetworkManager-ppp_vpn, 0.7.0-beta,, NetworkManager-ppp_vpn)/AC_INIT(NetworkManager-pptp, 0.6.5,, NetworkManager-pptp)/"
sed -i -e "s/SUBDIRS = src auth-dialog auth-dialog-general properties po/SUBDIRS = src auth-dialog properties po/"
sed -i -e "s_auth-dialog-general/Makefile__"
ln -s /usr/include/pppd src/pppd
./ --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var
make dist

What's all that do, then?

  1. Downgrade the version number
  2. Remove the new auth-dialog-general, which isn't ready for primetime yet, from the Makefile
  3. (as above, but for the configure script)
  4. Link the system pppd dir - not actually packaged, but <tt>make dist</tt> fails if the PPP headers are missing
  5. Run the GNOME autogen script, which runs the autotools
  6. Builds a NetworkManager-pptp-0.6.5.tar.gz, with a configure script, ready for packaging.

It helps to remember things. Before re-reading the docs, and realising there was an autogen script, I was running all these commands (which of course required Perry to figure out, as I hate the autotools)

intltoolize --copy --force --automake
libtoolize --force
automake --copy --add-missing
./configure --with-pppd=/usr/include/pppd
ln -s /usr/include/pppd src/pppd
make dist

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