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Re: O: wicd -- wired and wireless network manager


toogley wrote:
> Additionally I've set up the github repo
> https://github.com/toogley/pkg-wicd - but i didn't make any changes
> yet.

You should also push at least the "upstream" and preferably also the
"pristine-tar" branch to your repo. At least these are the three
branches which the git-buildpackage toolchain (see below) uses a lot.

> Question: Jessie has currently this package
> https://packages.debian.org/jessie/git-remote-bzr which would allow
> us (since upstream uses bazaar) to fetch new upstream changes more
> easily. But i don't know if its appropriate for debian packaging,
> since it's an additional dependency for the process of maintaining
> itself.

There's no real widely adopted workflow for incorporating upstream git
(or other repos) into the packaging repositories.

On the other hand, there's a very established workflow for importing
upstream tar balls ("gbp import-orig" from the git-buildpackage
package). This is also the one which has been used for the wicd
repository you cloned.

So unless you want to track upstream VCS snapshots, "gbp import-orig"
should suffice for nearly all cases.

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