Re: RFS: flex-sdk-4.5
- To: Joey Parrish <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Subject: Re: RFS: flex-sdk-4.5
- From: "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 11:02:12 -0500 (EST)
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On Sun, 6 Nov 2011, Joey Parrish wrote:
I haven't heard back in a while. Anything wrong with my package or repo
that's holding up an upload?
Sorry, real life got in the way. A couple of things I noticed.
1. I think I mentioned this before; we should concentrate on 4.5. I
don't see any purpose in having multiple versions of the flex sdk in
Debian do you?
2. Debian has a utility called git-buildpackage which is a wrapper around
dpkg-buildpackage and, as the name suggests, allows building a .deb
directly from a git repository. It is not required but it would be nice
if flex-sdk could work with it. In order to do so, the debianized source
needs to be in the master branch and the upstream source in a branch
called upstream. (Actually you can change these but those are the
defaults.) Another called pristine-tar allows keeping the upstream
tarball within the git repository. I'll go ahead and set this up for you
if you like.
3. Rather than lug around all the bits of the upstream source which will
never be used in Debian such as .exe and .a files, they should be removed
from the .orig.tar.gz (And eventually all other non DFSG-compliant bit too
but that will be a work in progress.) Ordinarily we like to keep it as
close to what upstream is shipping as possible but this is one of the
exceptions to that rule. These changes should be documented in a file
called debian/README.source and I suppose in the get-orig-source target of
Other than that I can build usable packages which is good. I will work on
some of the issues mentioned above today.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <firstname.lastname@example.org>