[Build-common-hackers] Re: ITP: dev-common -- cvs/svn snapshot package building aid
29 Jul 2003 13:53:15 -0400
On Tue, 2003-07-29 at 13:18, Mark Howard wrote:
> Note: This is not for inclusion in the main Debian repository, nor are
> any dev-gnome packages. This is not being sent to the bts.
> * Package name : dev-common
> Upstream Author : Mark Howard <firstname.lastname@example.org> (and others?)
> * License : GPL
> Description : cvs/svn snapshot package building aid
> An abstract build system based on Makefile inheritance, inspired by
> cdbs, with as much automation as possible.
Do we really need two build systems like this? Can't you merge with
cdbs? I would be very happy to work with you on this.
> The reason for building this package is to make it possible to easily
> create a large number of cvs snapshot packages, hopefully all of gnome.
> Garnome is just too slow to set up for my liking :)
> * source packages consist of cvs/svn checkout and a debian directory
> containing a rules file, possibly with only a single line to
> include the dev-common makefile.
> * Update target determines upstrem repository details from e.g. CVS
> directory, updates the source and creates a new upstream tarball
> * configure/build targets determine requirements from source and
> pulls in the appropriate cdbs rules.
This sounds ok, but why not just make it a regular cdbs rule file? I
don't see the need for another whole separate package. We could call it
/usr/share/cdbs/1/rules/autosnapshot.mk or something.
> * control file generator generates a control file from source files.
Yeah, we need this in cdbs too.