Re: Using a script to generate orig tarball
2008/1/1, Emmet Hikory <email@example.com>:
> On Jan 1, 2008 7:34 PM, Andres Mejia wrote:
> > I submitted a patch for svn-buildpackage that allows for using a
> > script to download and generate an orig tarball. Take a look at
> > http://bugs.debian.org/458508
> > I was wondering what anyone here might think of this.
> I'd like to advocate that this script either be the application of
> the watch file, or a get-orig-source rule in debian/rules, rather than
> a seprarately maintained script. On the other hand, I like having an
> orig.tar.gz available in a common location, as this make it easy to
> preserve state when there is a repack (e.g. upstream is a zip file).
I usually implement that in a get-orig-source target in debian/rules.
It's a good idea to also document whatever you might have removed in
Debian.README file, so that end users might be aware of it. It's
important to have the get-orig-source target for me, but more for
visual inspection of what must be done than for really automaticing
In any case, whenever the repackaging has been made, I prefer to
upload it to tarballs and stick to it, so that the MD5 of the package
doesn't change. Once the orig file has been uploaded to debian, it
cannot be changed, anyway.
Greetings, and happy new year!