What to use in packaging
shevek at fmf.nl
Sat Jan 21 09:00:09 UTC 2006
On Fri, Jan 20, 2006 at 01:48:21PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Alexander Schmehl wrote:
> > Just use "scp tarball pkg-games.alioth.debian.org:/var/lib/gforge/chroot/home/groups/pkg-games/tarballs".
> Why not just use apt to download the package source from a debian
Because apt doesn't have the source we want.
The idea is to let the svn repository only hold changed files. Together with
the original source for that release it can build a package. Obviously when
there's a new upstream version, we can't use apt to get the source tarball.
Actually, if we take this approach, I think using dpatch would be sensible.
Merging the original tarball with the changed files in svn would pretty much
come down to patching anyway. And it does make sense to separate different
changes from each other. So far, I was mostly considering games where we take
over upstream. I don't think dpatch is very useful for them. But it doesn't
do much harm either. So I think we should go for debhelper+dpatch when
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