Re: source packaging
Bill Mitchell writes:
>1. Change the diff target to produce debianizing patches.
> Name the output .dpatches.gz instead of .diff.gz.
I don't understand what you want to change the diff target to, in any
case. The present diff target produce the diff between the original
source and the Debianised source; this sounds to me exactly like what
you are proposing to change it to.
Clearly I'm missing something obvious.
>2. Change the build target to use the ../.dpatches.gz file to
Making assumptions about the location of the patch file may be
probably a bad move?
> debianize the sources and place a stamp-debian file. Don't redo
> the debianizing if the stamp-debianize file is present.
> ("debianize-stamp" might be a better choice, to simplify deleting
> stamp-build, stamp-configure, etc. during package builds and
> rebuilds. The exact procedure could use some thought here.).
This requires debian.rules to exist in the main source archive, of
course. Now we've got a modified source package which has to be
modified yet further to compile for Debian!
Richard Kettlewell <URL:http://www.elmail.co.uk/staff/richard/>
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