Re: Pristine source from upstream VCS repository
* Stefano Zacchiroli [Wed, 04 Mar 2009 11:25:23 +0100]:
> What you can do is probably have a 2 level architecture, with a VCS
> Debian-side which mirrors upstream VCS (easy with DVCS) but has in
> addition the deltas. The first time your tarball fetching tool will
> create the tarball and store its delta. The other times it will just
> use pristine-tar to check it out.
I haven't used it in this way, but one should investigate if the need
for the mirror VCS is needed at all.
From the first paragraph in the manpage, it would seem that pristine-tar
just wants a "checkout" of the appropriate revision, i.e. an unpacked
tree. So you could checkout that from the upstream VCS, and store the
delta in the debian-only VCS, if in fact your packaging VCS is debian-only.
(Else, this point is moot. :-)
I hope I explained myself clearly.
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