Re: Bug#466550: Pristine source from upstream VCS repository
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> a) Run a upstream version check from cron, which mails me if there are
> new upstream versions of something I have.
> b) If there is a new upstream version, cd checked out dir
> 1. No munging required: use uscan --rename --verbose to get the
> latest source.
> 2. Munging needed. Run get-orig-source to get the latest upstream
> source via uscan; and munge it as needed to create the
> orig.tar.gz file
Oh, okay, so your get-orig-source target would internally use uscan. How
do you tell from that what tarball it downloaded for an automated target?
Would you parse the output of uscan somehow?
> c) Proceed as per:
> Is this so very different from what people do? Some times I do
> not package every upstream version, if they are coming in rapid
> succession, or if I find some version unfit for Debian -- but in any
> case, the majority of the time I want to package the very latest
> upstream version.
I never use uscan --download; I always download the new upstream source
myself using wget or a web browser or FTP client.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>