Re: using pristine-tar
On Feb 19, 2011, at 8:14 PM, Paul Tagliamonte wrote:
I'm working on a package, and I'm thinking about using pristine-tar.
Is there a best practices / tutorial set anywhere?
What I've been using is the examples info in the man page;
i.e., create an archive, create a tag, then do a 'pristine-tar
commit' to that archive and that tag. Seems to work well enough,
but I also would be interested in best practises/tutorial in case I'm
One thing I've found is if you are also upstream for the
package, and you want to use git-buildpackage, you need to do the
'pristine-tar commit' for both the distribution archive and the
debian 'orig' archive. It's easy enough to do (just rename the
distribution archive to the debian 'orig' format & do the commit on
that) , but is an extra step. (If there is an easier/better way to
do that, I'd be interested in hearing about it...)
Robert James Clay