[Debian-olpc-devel] Packaging without an upstream tarball

Luke Faraone luke at faraone.cc
Mon Jul 5 17:07:16 UTC 2010

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On 07/05/2010 07:14 AM, David Farning wrote:
> Luke,your getting started guide used a tarball as a starting point...
> but several of the activities don't have an up to date tarball on
> download.sl.o.
> It is possible to start packaging an activity by pointing to a
> existing repository on git.sl.o rather than doing a pristine import.

I think it's possible to do this using upstream git on a branch and
using tagging, but I'm not too clear on how to do that. Jonas, would you
happen to know more about this?

What I would advise is to create a upstream tarball using a
get-orig-source rule like what I have attached.

This rule attempts to checkout the upstream git source, looks for a git
tag if present with the current version, and alternatively supports git
snapshots. (version numbers like "87+git228cd65")

- -- 
Luke Faraone
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