[pkg-fso-maint] xf86-video-glamo and autoreconf stuff
heiko at sntech.de
Tue May 19 18:15:13 UTC 2009
Am Freitag 15 Mai 2009 18:17:25 schrieb Joachim Breitner:
> what I have been doing for various pkg-fso packages with the same
> upstream condition is to run "autoreconf && ./configure && make dist" to
> create a tarball. There even is a variable to you can pass to make dist
> that specifies which version number you want to see in the directory
> that ends in the tarball. This way, you get a nice, clean package where
> you can continue with the “normal” git-import-orig way of packaging.
I'm confused as I don't see the benefits of this approach at the moment. What
does it improve over directly merging the branches and autoreconfing in the
step from upstream to upstream-dist.
Is the creation of the orig through git-buildpackage bad or are there other
hidden problems I'm overlooking at the moment?
> The resulting upstream-dist branch (following the convention that we
> have set so far: upstream for the original git master, debian for the
> debian master, upstream-dist for the imported tarballs) is now git-wise
> unrelated to the upstream branch. This is a minor nuisance which I at
> first tried to avoid by strange git tricks (git merge -s ours), but have
> given up.
Thats also the strategy I'm using for abyss and friends - minus the orig-
tarball-import of course.
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