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Re: Bug#466550: Pristine source from upstream VCS repository

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:

>  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

Oh, okay, so your get-orig-source target would internally use uscan.  How
do you tell from that what tarball it downloaded for an automated target?
Would you parse the output of uscan somehow?

>  c) Proceed as per:
>     http://www.golden-gryphon.com/blog/manoj/blog/2009/02/25/A_day_in_the_life_of_a_Debian_hacker/
>         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.

I never use uscan --download; I always download the new upstream source
myself using wget or a web browser or FTP client.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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