[Pkg-exppsy-maintainers] dh_make question

Per B. Sederberg persed at princeton.edu
Wed Jan 16 05:11:05 UTC 2008

I'm a bit confused about this whole dh_make business.

First, the file I downloaded is netCDF4- and I was able
to load it into git with git-import-orig.

I then had to rename the directory to netcdf4- to run dh_make,
which immediately complained that it couldn't find the source tarball.
 I don't understand why it should need it because we'll be making it
with the upstream branch.  So I supplied the tarball file with the
command line options.  Do we have to keep this orig tarball around
even if we start pulling in new versions of the source into the
upstream branch?

The other annoying part is that I'm going to be making python-netcdf3,
but the source is going to be something named netcdf4-xxx, but I guess
that's a by-product of the fact that the author put it all in one

So, I now have three branches in my debian repository: master,
upstream, and debian.  The debian branch has the debian directory in
it that was created with dh_make.  I also have this
netcdf4- file that was created in the directory
above.  At this point I need to actually start editing the files in
debian and making necessary source changes to setup.py and the like to
make it only compile the netcdf3 wrappers.  Before I start that, do
you think I made any mistakes with what I've done so far?

I just created a new git repository on alioth as netcdf4.git.  At your
convenience, could you take a quick glance to make sure I can move
forward from the foundation I have build?


On Jan 15, 2008 11:06 PM, Yaroslav Halchenko <yoh at psychology.rutgers.edu> wrote:
> yeah -- just don't use -c and specify it later on in debian/copyright
> On Tue, 15 Jan 2008, Per B. Sederberg wrote:
> > Hi Folks:
> > I'm working on packaging up netcdf3 python wrappers and they are under
> > the MIT license, but the dh_make won't accept mit for the -c option.
> > Do you have a course of action or should I specify anything and then
> > change it later?
> > Thanks,
> > Per
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