PackagingWithGit wiki update?

Reinhard Tartler siretart at
Fri Jan 8 11:39:11 UTC 2010

On Fr, Jan 08, 2010 at 12:13:02 (CET), Jaromír Mikeš wrote:

> Hi,
> I just switching from pbuilder to git -buildpackage and I found few

pbuilder has a very different purpose to git-buildpackage. Mentioning
them together is just confusing.

> things which could be improved on PackagingWithGit wiki.

That wiki page is not maintained by the pkg-multimedia team. In fact, it
seems that not a single member of our team has ever touched this
page. Perhaps you should discuss this with the previous authors of that

Still, I find the page well written and understandable. We should point
from our wiki pages to there.

> 1) section pbuilder
> # cp /usr/share/doc/git-buildpackage/examples/git-pbuilder
> /usr/local/bin/
> *git-pbuilder file changed name to gbp-pbuilder
> *should it be copied to /usr/local/bin/ or rather to /usr/bin/  ?
> 2) same section
> I suggesting to put here also some recommended
> /etc/git-buildpackage/gbp.conf file
> e.g.
> builder = /usr/bin/gbp-pbuilder
> cleaner = fakeroot debian/rules clean
> pristine-tar = True

Does coupling git-buildpacage with pbuilder really make things easier?
I think this is unnecessarily confusing. Isn't it easier to first create
a soruce package with 'git-buildpackage -S' and run pbuilder on the
resulting package?

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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