Re: What to do if the upstream keeps debian directory in original tarball?
Stan Vasilyev <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I have a situation with a Debian package xdialog:
> The upstream author, Thierry Godefroy <email@example.com>, insists on keeping
> the debian changes inside the upstream tarball, orig.tar.gz. This
> complicates the development process. First of all, when he makes a
> new version of xdialog, he sends it to the Debian maintainer (me). I
> then have to make changes to the debian directory and send him the
> changes. Finally, he releases the new upstream with Debian changes
> already included.
Is the upstream using a VCS? (Version control software)?
1) If he is, can he grant you a direct write access. That would be the
2) Can he be persuaded into using distributed SCM? That way both of
you can synchronize at will
And excellent Python based, very easy use, 2nd generation distributed
version control system is bazaar-ng. The simple workflow is:
$ bzr init
$ bzr add ...
$ bzr ci -m "My chnages"
$ bzr pull <from remote>