Re: Using cvs-buildpackage to manage debian packages
On Mon, 05 Jan 2004 10:38:02 -0500, Michael Alan Dorman
> Daniel Ruoso <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> I was thinking if it would be nice to manage the packaging of the
>> libraries if we use cvs-buildpackage to maintain the control files
>> such as changelog...
>> that way we can dump the original sources into pkg-perl cvs every
>> time we want to package a new upstream version..
>> what do you think?
> I have used cvs-buildpackage in the past---and, in fact, use it for
> some work-related stuff, where we use CVS to manage our sources and
> where, coincidentally, we are building perl modules. ;)
> That said, I would advocate using arch (well, tla), rather than CVS,
> in combination with tla-buildpackage.
I wrote cvs-buildpackage -- and yet I now use arch, with the
as yet unreleased arch-buildpackage. I would strongly advocate using
> Arch's support for branches and merging is much more sophisticated
> than that of CVS, and tla-buildpackage has made managing new
> upstream source and NMUs much easier than any other method I have
> tried (it certainly *feels* like I've tried them all)---both of
> which I think would be a big benefit if we're looking at doing
> community-supported packages.
(I personally found arch-buildpackage less limiting than
tla_buildpackage, since there was no limitation on the number and
naming of the branches used in packaging -- but that restriction may
have been removed from tla_buildpackage)
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