Re: Managing packages with GNU arch
John Goerzen <email@example.com> 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?