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Re: Looking for example package that uses multiple source tarballs

On 6/25/20 4:09 PM, Pierre Gruet wrote:
I think you should provide some options ("opts=..."): for instance, a
component name should be provided for the two last parts. You can look
at the manpage of uscan, it provides some examples of watch files for
multiple upstream tarballs.
As you are doing some repack, I guess you will add some suffix to the
version number (like "+dfsg"), and to do so you should need to provide
the "oversionmangle=..." option for the first tarball. Examples are
shown in uscan's manpage.
I recently packaged libaparapi-java, which is not yet in Debian but
which you can get from its Salsa repository


Running "uscan --verbose" will allow you to get three tarballs : a main
one and two components.

thanks Pierre for the comments and sample project, very helpful!

after reading your watch file and uscan's manual page more carefully, I was able to download all 3 components using the below watch file


after running uscan --verbose, a bunch of files/folders were created in the above directory, see

drwxrwxr-x  5 fangq fangq     4096 Jun 25 22:03 octave-iso2mesh-1.9.5+dfsg1
-rw-rw-r--  1 fangq fangq      409 Jun 25 22:03 octave-iso2mesh_1.9.5+dfsg1-0ubuntu1.dsc
-rw-rw-r--  1 fangq fangq     5500 Jun 25 22:03 octave-iso2mesh_1.9.5+dfsg1-0ubuntu1.debian.tar.xz
lrwxrwxrwx  1 fangq fangq       20 Jun 25 22:03 octave-iso2mesh_1.9.5+dfsg1.orig-meshfix.tar.gz -> meshfix-1.2.2.tar.gz
-rw-rw-r--  1 fangq fangq  2092675 Jun 25 22:03 meshfix-1.2.2.tar.gz
-rw-rw-r--  1 fangq fangq      135 Jun 25 22:03 octave-iso2mesh_1.9.5+dfsg1.orig.tar.gz
-rw-rw-r--  1 fangq fangq     5500 Jun 25 22:03 octave-iso2mesh_1.9.1-1.debian.tar.xz
lrwxrwxrwx  1 fangq fangq       15 Jun 25 22:03 octave-iso2mesh_1.9.5+dfsg1.orig-cork.tar.gz -> cork-0.9.tar.gz
-rw-rw-r--  1 fangq fangq   292728 Jun 25 22:03 cork-0.9.tar.gz
-rw-rw-r--  1 fangq fangq   941881 Jun 25 22:03 octave-iso2mesh_1.9.1.orig.tar.gz
-rw-rw-r--  1 fangq fangq 28793215 Jun 25 22:03 iso2mesh-1.9.5.tar.gz

the final merged source folder, however, only contains the source codes of the two components, but not from the main package, see

$~/space/git/Temp/pkg$ ls -lt octave-iso2mesh-1.9.5+dfsg1
total 12
drwxrwxr-x 4 fangq fangq 4096 Jun 25 22:03 debian
drwxrwxr-x 7 fangq fangq 4096 Jun 20 12:44 meshfix
drwxrwxr-x 5 fangq fangq 4096 Oct  1  2019 cork

I am not sure if it is related, but i have to change my debian/changelog version to a lower version number (1.9.1) in order to let uscan download the new release (1.9.5). however, both .tar.xz files are empty (except the debian/ folder)


but the octave-iso2mesh_1.9.1.orig.tar.gz file is correctly repacked and contains all needed files.

I am wondering if anyone notice something wrong in repack or watch script? my repack file was slightly modified from https://wiki.debian.org/BenFinney/software/repack

another minor thing is the "-0ubuntu1" suffix. I am testing the packaging in a Ubuntu 18.04 box, is there a way to remove that?

my packaging files are committed at https://salsa.debian.org/pkg-octave-team/octave-iso2mesh/

much appreciated!


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