pkg-jed orphaned?

G. Milde milde at
Mon Nov 30 14:33:33 UTC 2009

On 17.11.09, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 12:01:43AM +0100, Jörg Sommer wrote:
> > Marc Haber hat am Thu 12. Nov, 13:38 (+0100) geschrieben:
> > > On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 12:59:17PM +0100, Jörg Sommer wrote:

> May I ask why you are not using svn-buildpackage and the functions it
> offers? 

* never change a running system. It went fine the last couple of
  years with our build scripts in jed-extra/tools.
* just like the rest of the jed packaging, jed-extra will eventually be
  moved to version control by git.  

> > % svn export svn://

> Am I supposed to export into an unpacked upstream tarball?

I'd rather export to some suitable place and from there get the upstream
tarball with

  debian/rules get-orig-source

Actually, I use/recommend the jed-extra/utils/build-from-svn-copy script 

> > % svn export svn://

which basically does::

  UPSTREAM_VERSION=`perl -ne '/\(([\d.pre]+)-?/; print $1; exit' < debian/changelog`

  # Get the upstream tarball
  debian/rules get-orig-source
  # Unpack
  tar -xzf jed-extra_$UPSTREAM_VERSION.orig.tar.gz
  # Copy the debian/ subdir to the source tree
  install -d jedmodes-$UPSTREAM_VERSION/debian
  cp -uRf debian/* jedmodes-$UPSTREAM_VERSION/debian
  # Build and test
  cd jedmodes-$UPSTREAM_VERSION
  debuild -i -us -uc  # do not sign, ignore SVN entries
  	     	      # this is how I call it for local test builds

> And why are you, Jörg, not yet in Uploaders?

He now is. I hope we can leave our past differences behind us and work
together to keep the Jed packaging project alive.

I also added DM-Upload-Allowed.

> I would prefer either to become a (rather inactive) member of the team
> (I can assist in formatting the sources ready for svn-buildpackage) or
> to be given a link to a finished source package (with a correct
> changelog) which I would then build into a binary package, sign it (if
> it is lintian clean) and give this package back to you so that you
> can upload the package with my signature after you have tested it.

I am fine with both approaches.  

a) I could add Marc as developer to the group if he and Jörg agree on this.

b) Alternatively, I'd ask you, Jörg, to take on the job of uploading
   "jed-extra" (getting a signed package from Marc for the initial
   maintainer upload).

   The SVN sources are ready for building version jed-extra_2.5.5-1.
   It's lintian clean and "works for me". (The changelog currently has my
   email, I suppose this needs to be changed.)
   Also, after I got somewhat aquited with git and use it for my local
   work, I am happy with having the jed-extra packaging files under git
   version control (alongside the rest of our packages). I just don't
   want to do the conversion myself.


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