Re: Writing get-orig-source targets to conform with policy
On Sunday 17 February 2008 1:35:05 pm Alexander Schmehl wrote:
> * Andres Mejia <firstname.lastname@example.org> [080217 17:21]:
> > > > For ensuring the exact tarball that was used to generate the orig
> > > > tarball is used.
> > >
> > > But we keep them allready on alioth. So a "get current orig" target
> > > would be quite easier as an wget from the pkg-games website, wouldn't
> > > it?
> > That's only if someone does upload the tarball to alioth. For me, it
> > takes 2 or more hours to upload files that are 100MB or more, and that's
> > when doing an upload overnight.
> But you need to upload the tarball anyway, e.g. on mentors.d.n. And you
> could just wget it to alioth directly.
True, but that's only after I upload to mentors.d.n., when I'm sure a package
is ready for upload to Debian.
> And TTBOMK it is a pkg-games policy to have the tarballs there.
I don't recall it being stated as policy. To my knowledge, the idea was to
allow someone to be able to be provided an orig tarball so that they can work
with a package. Allowing someone to generate an orig tarball is another way
of fulfilling this purpose.
> > For this reason, I wanted to supply a get-orig-source or something
> > similar that does this.
> As allready explained: You don't want get-orig-source, which is defined
> by policy 4.9 to do something different.
> > It's also a reason why I wanted svn-buildpackage to be able
> > to run "debian/rules get-orig-source" (or any other script and options
> > for that matter) just like how svn-buildpackage supports downloading an
> > orig tarball. I'm sure the Games Team (and anyone) could benefit from
> > this. I did submit a patch for this by the way, it's at
> > http://bugs.debian.org/458508.
> As long as you guarantee, that all orig.tar.gz end up with the same
When the package is finally uploaded somewhere, then orig tarballs can be
downloaded instead of generated, thus allowing everyone to have the same orig
tarballs with the same md5sum.
> Yours sincerely,