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Re: Upstream and packaging

On 2015-06-07 14:17, Geert Stappers wrote:
> Hi,
> What about creating a guide line where upstream creates a directory
> Packaging where sub directories are like Debian, Ubuntu, Mint,
> Redhat, CentOS, Suse and such?
> So Upstream can ship their tar-balls / git repositories with
> the package stuff ( Spec files, debian/ directories ) allready available.
> Next distro have that way a starting point for their packaging.
> My reason for such guide line is that I'm now bitten by our policy
> that upstream should NOT include a debian directory in the top directory
> and there is allready done packaging.
> Does such a guide line allready exist?
> Groeten
> Geert Stappers


I am not entirely sure that advice is still valid.  As I recall, the
"3.0 (quilt)" effectively mitigates that problem - by deleting the
entire "debian/" provided by upstream before extracting the debian.tar.$comp


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