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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
       latest source.
    2. Munging needed. Run get-orig-source to get the latest upstream
       source via uscan; and munge it as needed to create the
       orig.tar.gz file
 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
 upstream version.

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Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>  
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