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Re: backports

On 03-09-15 15:33, Sven Geggus wrote:
> In article <[🔎] 55E81FEE.2020403@xs4all.nl> you wrote:
>> For the packaging in git this should be sufficient. You need to update
>> branch in gbp.conf and Vcs-Git URL to use the jessie-backports branch.
> The branch should be called "jessie-backports" not "jessie", right?

Yes, the branch name is generally the codename of the distribution.

The jessie branch is for stable updates, not backports.

> Vcs-Git URL would then be like this?
> Vcs-Git: git://anonscm.debian.org/pkg-grass/sfcgal.git jessie-backports
> Or how is the branch supposed to be specified?

Using -b as documented in the Policy:

 In the case of Git, the value consists of a URL, optionally followed
 by the word -b and the name of a branch in the indicated repository,
 following the syntax of the git clone command. If no branch is
 specified, the packaging should be on the default branch.


See for example the first commit of the mapserver backport:


The debian/gbp.conf uses:

 # The default name for the Debian branch is "master".
 # Change it if the name is different (for instance, "debian/unstable").
 debian-branch = jessie-backports

And debian/control:

 Vcs-Git: git://anonscm.debian.org/pkg-grass/mapserver.git -b

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