Re: splitting upstream source (was Re: multiple source files)
Matthew Danish <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> This thread reminded me of a question I've been wondering about:
> What if you have some upstream source that would be better built
> if it was split into two source packages one of which build-depended
> on the other one's binary package? How should one put the location
> of the upstream tarball in the copyright file?
> "This package was obtained by copying such-and-such directories
> and files out of so-and-so's upstream source available <here>"
> Or similar.
Suggestion: put in the text of README.Debian a sequence of commands
that will fetch the original tarballs, unpack things, move files
around, and build the .orig.tar.gz or the directory
packagename-version/ or packagename-version.orig/ that
dpkg-buildpackage will use to make the .orig.tar.gz.
If you do that then other people will be able to help you when new
versions of the original package come out.