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Bug#464840: svn-buildpackage: svn-do for ./debian-only dirs is very useful; please move into $PATH

Package: svn-buildpackage
Version: 0.6.23
Severity: wishlist

Hash: SHA1

Hi Eduard et al,

note i'm cc'ing debian-devel, as i see the same question recurring over
and over and over again about how nice it would be if there were some
way to merge the ./debian changes of an svn-export back into the
tree of a ./debian-only project.  most specifically this has come up a
few times in the patch-management thread as a "limitation" of quilt wrt
dpatch, to which i emphatically disagree.

the thing is, there already is a way to do this, using the extremely
useful svn-do script provided in /usr/share/svn-buildpackage.
furthermore, i would say this is the "correct" way of solving this
problem, as it shouldn't be the patch management systems' responsibility
to know the details of how $developer is keeping source in $vcs.

so, is there any reason svn-do can't be dropped into /usr/bin?


- -- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages svn-buildpackage depends on:
ii  devscripts                 2.10.14       scripts to make the life of a Debi
ii  file                       4.23-1        Determines file type using "magic"
ii  libsvn-perl                1.4.4dfsg1-1  Perl bindings for Subversion
ii  liburi-perl                1.35.dfsg.1-1 Manipulates and accesses URI strin
ii  perl                       5.8.8-12      Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  subversion                 1.4.4dfsg1-1  Advanced version control system
ii  unp                        1.0.14        unpack (almost) everything with on
ii  wget                       1.10.2-3      retrieves files from the web

svn-buildpackage recommends no packages.

- -- no debconf information

Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)


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