[Debian-olpc-devel] sugar-terminal-activity troubles

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Thu Jul 1 16:44:14 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 12:04:53PM -0400, Luke Faraone wrote:

>I've been working to package sugar-terminal-activity, and am almost 


>However, when I attempt to build the package, it builds as 
>debian-native, despite having used[1] pristine-tar on git-import-orig 
>and in debian/gbp.conf.
>Is there something I'm not doing correctly?

Git repository looks odd - no tags.  Did you perhaps forget to do a "git 
push --tags"?

An unlrelated bug I discovered is that you build-depend on the virtual 
package python-sugar-toolkit which works for pbuilder but not buildd - 
and more importantly is a Debian Policy violation: You need to instead 
build-depend on a real package (and optionally add a fallback on the 
virtual package, which is recommended as it will ease backporting):

Build-Depends: [...], python-sugar-toolkit-0.88 | python-sugar-toolkit


Above is a URL to a specific Git commit.  In situations like this you 
can use the shorter and nicer looking URL generally for the Git 
repository, by simply stripping the trailing options:


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