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Re: Managing packages with GNU arch

John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> writes:

> On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 04:33:12PM +0200, Jérôme Marant wrote:
>> I'm interested in managing my packages with GNU Arch.
>> I've seen many approaches so far:
>> 1/ - having an upstream branch where you store the content of
>>    the orig tarball
>>    - having an debian branch from the upstream one which adds
>>    the debian directory
>> 2/ - storing the upstream tarball and the debian directory
>>    separately within different categories and gatthering
>>    everything by the means of a config spec.
>> I know there are tla-buildpackage and arch-buildpackage, but
>> I don't have time to get much details about both programs.
>> AFAIK, tla-buildpackage seems to perform 1/ and
>> arch-buildpackage seems to work like 2/
> tla-buildpackage does not store an upstream tarball at all.  It has an
> upstream branch that represents the orig.tar.gz and a debian branch that

It is the content of the orig.tar.gz, isn't it? That was what I meant.

> has the debian/ dir and other local patches.  It has various utilities
> to help manage these (for instance, tbp-importdsc can take a source
> package and populate both branches).

What is the benefit of providing it as a branch from the upstream

> Managing the tar.gz is up to the user.

Do you mean native packages?

Jérôme Marant

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