[rabbitmq-discuss] Build deb package including plugins

Clemens Kolbitsch clemens.kol at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 18:11:12 BST 2012

Hi Emile,

thanks a lot for getting back to me!

On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 2:58 AM, Emile Joubert <emile at rabbitmq.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 18/07/12 22:22, Clemens Kolbitsch wrote:
>> I'm trying to build the latest mecurial version into a deb package and
>> include specific plugins in the deb.
> You can accomplish this by transplanting the "debian" folder from a
> Debian source package to a checked out version of the rabbitmq-server
> repository.

Wait, just to make sure, so I cannot build the deb package from
umbrella alone? That seemed to have worked fine in the past.

> For the plugins you need to check out the public umbrella (as you have
> done) and define the PLUGINS_SRC_DIST_DIR Make variable to point to the
> "plugins-src" directory within the rabbitmq-server directory and run the
> plugins-srcdist Makefile target from the public umbrella.

I'm sorry, but I completely cannot follow. What/where is the
"plugins-src" directory? In the entire umbrella tree I cannot find
such a directory. If I point it to "rabbitmq-server/plugins" (the dir
I created with the links, just to try) and run "make plugins-srcdist",
I don't see changes.

Thanks for helping me out, I really appreciate it. BTW, is this
documented anywhere? I grepped the entire umbrella dir for
PLUGINS_SRC_DIST_DIR and cannot find anything (outside the Makefile of


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