Re: Bug#466550: Pristine source from upstream VCS repository
On Thu, Mar 12 2009, Russ Allbery wrote:
> I personally use the same technique that Steve uses for the packages that
> I maintain that need to be repacked, and I'm having a failure of
> imagination for how I could do it the way that Manoj describes.
Hmm. Let me see if I can elucidate. Here is my work flow.
a) Run a upstream version check from cron, which mails me if there are
new upstream versions of something I have.
b) If there is a new upstream version, cd checked out dir
1. No munging required: use uscan --rename --verbose to get the
2. Munging needed. Run get-orig-source to get the latest upstream
source via uscan; and munge it as needed to create the
c) Proceed as per:
Is this so very different from what people do? Some times I do
not package every upstream version, if they are coming in rapid
succession, or if I find some version unfit for Debian -- but in any
case, the majority of the time I want to package the very latest
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