Re: dpkg-source and .git directories.
On (28/06/07 19:28), Rob Andrews wrote:
> I'm maintaining a set of debian package differences in a git repository. I
> prepare the package source diff thusly:
> cd packagename/
> tar --strip-components=1 -zxvf ../package-version.tar.gz
> dpkg-buildpackage -S -rfakeroot
> Only, the .diff.gz includes the .git directory.
> According to the dpkg-source script, the source diff shouldn't contain the
> .git directories.
I'm not sure what you mean by this. The diff will include everything
that is in the unpacked source that isn't in the tarball.
Check out the -i options to dpkg-buildpackage and dpkg-source. Calling
dpkg-buildpackage -S -rfakeroot -i.git
should exclude the .git directories as you require.
There is also git-buildpackage, but I have heard people say that this
doesn't support their way of working, so I am not sure how it will suit
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