[Pkg-corba-devel] pkg-corba repository layout

Thomas Girard thomas.g.girard at free.fr
Thu Aug 30 21:04:57 UTC 2007

Hello Floris,

(I'm subscribed to the list now, hence replying on it - thanks for
pointing this out)

Le jeudi 30 août 2007 à 19:10 +0100, Floris Bruynooghe a écrit :
> 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.

Well, I must confess I'm not used to svn-buildpackage; I've never used
it. I mostly use VCS to maintain debian specific code and patches, and
use upstream tarball downloaded from the web without storing it in SVN.

I need to read svn-buildpackage documentation[0][1] and discussion on
mergeWithUpstream[2] before I can understand what it is, and how we can
use it for pkg-corba packages.

> 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?

I've put the 4.0.6-2.3 in SVN only as a starting point. I think we can
jump directly to 4.1.0 and fix all bugs for this version.



[0] /usr/share/doc/svn-buildpackage
[1] http://wiki.debian.org/svn-buildpackage
[2] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2007/05/msg00525.html

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