With a couple of other guys, I am working on a new mame package for Debian GNU/Linux and derivatives.
Experienced debian users can have a look at it here:http://indefero.shaperstudio.com/p/mamedeb/
As Debian requires a man pages from each binary we wrote man pages for each mame tool. In case someone is interested these man pages are available here:http://indefero.shaperstudio.com/p/mamedeb/issues/view/attachment/1/mame-tools.extramanpages.zip
We have included two fixes in you packages:
* On powerpc we build with the flag ARCHOPTS=-Upowerpc. This is needed to compile unidasm.c The gory technical details are explained here:https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?format=multiple&id=539832
* we needed to rename four utilities to mame-something because regrep, split, src2html, scrclean comflict with the unix/linux binaries namespace.
To whom it may concern:
thank you for keeping the sdl port mame, in good shape, and in the main mame tree !