[Build-common-hackers] Bug#391326: cdbs: should have a mode like svn-buildpackage "mergeWithUpstream"

Sylvain Le Gall gildor at debian.org
Fri Oct 6 00:55:28 UTC 2006

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.46
Severity: wishlist


I was working on a package that requires updating
config.guess/config.sub, so it needs to add autotools-dev to the control

But, i use the option mergeWithUpstream of svn-buildpackage, which
permit to store the tarball in another svn directory. At build time, the
tarball is uncompressed in a new dir, the debian directory is copied
there, and dpkg-buildpackage is called. Which means in most case, cdbs
doesn't see the difference.

BUT when updating debian/control, i call the command from the versionned
root directory (trunk/), where the upstream tarball is not uncompressed.
So cdbs doesn't find config.guess/config.sub and don't add

It should be great to be able to use the same command as tarball.mk but
only for the update of control... and it will solve this issue.

Kind regard
Sylvain Le Gall

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=fr_FR at euro, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

cdbs depends on no packages.

Versions of packages cdbs recommends:
ii  autotools-dev                 20060702.1 Update infrastructure for config.{
ii  debhelper              helper programs for debian/rules

-- no debconf information

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