Packaging BOINC (for Fedora)
Frank S. Thomas
fst at debian.org
Tue Jan 1 15:39:58 UTC 2008
On Monday 31 December 2007 17:14, Debarshi 'Rishi' Ray wrote:
> I am trying to package BOINC for Fedora, and while looking around I
> encountered some confusion regarding the version numbers.
> According to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php the latest
> upstream version seems to be 5.10.28. However according to Debian
> http://packages.debian.org/lenny/boinc-manager) it seems to be
> 5.10.30. In fact, the Debian package's changelog claims a new upstream
> release versioned 5.10.30:
As you probably already found out, at http://boinc.berkeley.edu/svn/tags/ you
can see the list of all BOINC versions that were tagged in BOINC's Subversion
(or in the past CVS) repository. I'm monitoring what happens in BOINC's
Subversion repository and based on the changes that go in a new upstream
version I decide to package it and release it in Debian, even if it is not
released on BOINC's website.
> And is:
> svn co http://boinc.berkeley.edu/svn/branches/boinc_core_release_5_10
> the way to get the latest 5.10.x point release -- 5.10.32?
No, the boinc_core_release_5_10 branch contains the latest source code of the
5.10 series but this is not always the same as the latest tagged 5.10.x
version you can find in /tags/boinc_core_release_5_10_x/. Changes are
commited in the boinc_core_release_5_10 branch, so what you get if you check
out this branch changes over time, whereas /tags/boinc_core_release_5_10_x/
are snapshots which will never change.
So the "canonical" way to get 5.10.32 from the repository is:
svn export http://boinc.berkeley.edu/svn/tags/boinc_core_release_5_10_32/
BTW: I'm very interested in how BOINC is packaged for other distributions and
therefore have a list of links to packages for other distributions or to
their VCS where the packages are managed at
http://wiki.debian.org/BOINC/Development#other_pkgs. It would be nice if you
could provide me with links to your package, so that I can add Fedora to that
Happy new year!
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