[Pkg-corba-devel] repository layout

Floris Bruynooghe floris.bruynooghe at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 17:57:25 UTC 2007


I'm wondering what layout you're planning on using in the subversion
repository.  Obviously the trunk/<package> layout, but I mean the
handling of upstream tarballs.

In my checkout I've set the 'mergeWithUpstream' property on the debian
directory and put the tarballs into trunk/tarballs, which then builds
using svn-buildpackage (only it doesn't since the patches do not get
applied).  But is that the plan?  Or do you want to check in the
unpacked sources as well?  Also, if not, what's the plan with the
patches; dpatch?

I must admit I have no experience using subversion for package
maintenance yet so I can't speak from experience.  But I do quite like
the idea of keeping the unpacked source in the repository and making
changes directly.  On the other hand I do have experience with dpatch
so I wouldn't mind that either.  It just somehow seems to me that
dpatch (and similar) are obsoleted by a VCS.

Lastly, what's the plan with the package versions?  Do we first want
to have the existing packages fully working in the repo before we
upgrade the source to the latest upstream?

Having said all of this and seeming very eager I must also say that
you probably won't hear of me until a week from now as I'll be away
from my computer...


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