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Advice on an interesting package

Hey everyone,

I'm trying to sort out the packaging of barry-0.17-git snapshots and
it's got some undesirable features which is making packaging a pain and
I don't really know what the best way to deal with them is.

It's got multiple binary packages from the same source package which I
get form git. One of the binary packages is opensync-plugin-barry which
deps on libopensync0-dev (>= 0.22) to build.

There is a new binary package called opensync-plugin-barry-4x which deps
on libopensync1-dev (>= 0.39) to build.

The problem is both of these can't be installed at the same time. So the
build can never build both of them. There are flags to turn one of them
off, but we need to build both.

The temporary solution has been that since the directory containing both
of these bits of code is fairly separated, I've made a new debian
directory and built a new source package just for
opensync-plugin-barry-4x. But this kind of gives a bad directory


Add to that the upstream has a tendency to merge in the debian changes
into the trunk and I think he would like to merge in this directory too.
I understand that upstream should avoid adding debian to their main code
repository, is that right?

Thanks for reading, and I hope you can help me with my questions.

Best Regards, Martin Owens

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