[pkg-eucalyptus-maintainers] Updated euca2ools to version 1.2 in Debian.

Charles Plessy plessy at debian.org
Thu Mar 11 04:25:24 UTC 2010

Dear all,

I have migrated the euca2ools package to git, it is now at the following URL:


After the next upload, it will be also possible to clone it by the command
“debcheckout euca2ools”, or preferrably “debcheckout --git-track='*'

Alternatively, you can use the ‘mr’ tool that I presented earlier. Currently,
it would checkout a mixture of packages from the pkg-eucalyptus, pkg-escience
and pkg-java. I will tidy up this later and give instructions on our wiki page.

You can obtain the mr configuration file very easily with the following command:
svn cat svn://svn.debian.org/svn/pkg-eucalyptus/tools/mrconfig 

I did not manage to find a way to get the bzr source of euca2ools as a git
branch (the last commit of the git-bzr tool is not encouraging: “Add a note
saying I'm really not interested in this anymore ”). However, I can add the bzr
repository to the mr configuration file, so that by default the euca2ools
Debian package would be checked out in an euca2ools directory, and the Bzr
upstream source in an euca2ools-upstream directory, for instance.

Thanks to the help of the Eucalyptus people the watch file of euca2ools works
now. It will need a small correction (already commited) because for the moment
it detects the src-deps package, but that is a detail.

I created the git repository of euca2ools with the git-buidpackage helper
tools.  Their use is optional. It organises the layout into a master, upstream
and pristine-tar branch, and allows the re-creation of a bit-identical original
upstream tarball, which is quite useful to work offline.

I see that the euca2ools package is evolving at a fast pace in Ubuntu. In the
short term, do we want to do the same in Debian, or do we go for the official
releases only as long as we do not have a full Eucalyptus system operational in

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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