Re: Bug#466550: Pristine source from upstream VCS repository
Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> a) Run a upstream version check from cron, which mails me if there are
> new upstream versions of something I have.
What happens if your watch file breaks? Do you check upstream announcements
> 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?
Depends on the package, for the really easy ones I works as described above
probably (didn't read the webpage, though), but as soon as 'munging' or
get-orig-source is needed, I prefer to pull from upstream's repository directly.
Makes live much more easy.
For those cases where a git pull is not enough, I've setup cronjobs which pull
from upstream and push into the according branches in my git, usually named
upstream-svn/upstream-cvs or similar.
Bernd Zeimetz Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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