Re: Bug#52351: packaging of xawtv is bizarre!
On Thu, 9 Dec 1999, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 09, 1999 at 12:14:17AM -0600, Adam Heath wrote:
> > On Thu, 9 Dec 1999, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > > The source package for xawtv is bizarre! Is there any reason the
> > > real upstream .tar.gz cannot be the .orig.tar.gz as Debian intends?
> > First off, no where is it documented(1) that orig.tar.gz is supposed to be the
> > same as the upstream tarball. This has been the common definition of
> > 'pristine' in Debian, but it is documented.
> I can see the purpose of this method. It's a good idea I suppose.
It gets better. Come christmas break, I might implement a new dpkg-source,
that does all this for you. There will probably be a dpkg-genpatch cmd added,
to take the place of debian/sys-build.mk make-diff.
> > ==
> > dpkg-source -x foo*.dsc
> > cd foo-#.##/
> > chmod +x debian/sys-build.mk (this isn't absolutely nescessary)
> > debian/sys-build.mk source.make
> > cd build-tree/foo-#.##/
> > (edit source, change lots of files)
> > cd ../..
> > debian/rules make-diff
> > mv debian.diff debian/patches/###_my_uber_elite_jiz_thingamabob.diff
> > ==
> Can you document this in the debian/ or root directory of the source
> then? That would help to avoid confusion like mine.
I guess I should add a debian/dbs.readme to dbs_make, that explains this.
> Thanks for the helpful reply.
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