[php-maint] svn directory layout and building packages

Adam Conrad adconrad at 0c3.net
Thu Sep 14 12:24:13 UTC 2006

sean finney wrote:
> quick question:  what's the "preferred method" you guys are using for
> building from the svn tree?  most svn dirs i'm used to dealing with are
> stored as trunk/debian/.* which works quite well with svn-buildpackage.
> in this case, they contents of the debian dir seem to be stored directly
> under trunk.  so, i can't seem to find a way to build the package
> without checking it out on top of an unpacked tarball.  am i missing
> something?

I've never used svn-buildpackage, I just checkout, test, test, test, and
when my package seems sane, checkin and then whack the .svn directories
before uploading (dpkg-buildpackage can do this with the "-i" switch).

I'm pretty attached to the current layout, only because it makes sense
at the repository level.  It's easy to browse, it's straightforward, it
doesn't have empty directories for the sake of holding one more level of
directories just because we insist on having one named "debian".

On the other hand, if I hand off PHP to you guys completely in the next
month or two, my opinion becomes moot. :)

... Adam

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