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Re: cvs-inject vs. orig.tar.gz

From: Steve Greenland <stevegr@debian.org>
Subject: cvs-inject vs. orig.tar.gz
Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 15:17:11 -0500

> I finally got around to put the cron package under cvs, using the
> modified cvs-inject that took previous releases and added them to cvs.
> The only problem is that when it created the vendor branch, it used the
> the current date, rather than the file dates, which means that the new
> .orig.tar.gz file created by cvs-buildpackage no longer matches the
> original .tar.gz file. Likewise, the md5sum is different.

I am a beginner of cvs and may not fully understand your question
but I have maintained several packages for Debian JP under cvs.

If your question concerns the difference between the original
package.orig.tar.gz and the one created by cvs-buildpackage
then I do as follows.

Perhaps you will set directory for cvs-buildpackage (conf_rootdir ?).
Let it be /usr/local/src/Packages

Keep the original package.orig.tar.gz somewhere, say

Then in /usr/local/src/Packages/package do 
"ln -s /home/john/package.orig.tar.gz ."

In some working directory, you do cvs-buildpackage then
it uses original package.orig.tar.gz in /usr/local/src/Packages/package
instead of creating new package.orig.tar.gz

Of course you can "cp" or "mv" /home/john/package.orig.tar.gz
to /usr/local/src/Packages/package instead of "ln -s" 

I do not know this is wright or not but it works fine for me.
If I misunderstand your question do not blame on me, I am
a Japanese and not good at Enaglish :)

Thanks in advance,		1999.5.29

 Debian JP Developer - much more I18N of Debian
 Atsuhito Kohda <kohda@pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp>
 Department of Math., Tokushima Univ.

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