vim now buildable from the repo using svn-buildpackage

Stefano Zacchiroli zack at
Mon Feb 12 13:34:57 UTC 2007

Hi Vimers,
  I finally found some minutes to make vim buildable from our svn
repository using svn-buildpackage.

To obtain so I removed the upstream/tarballs directory from the
repository, you should do the same.

Then, to build from sources you just have to put vim_7.0.orig.tar.gz in
../tarballs/ (to be clear, the full url inside the repo of that dir is
ssh://  If you're
working on other packages on which I worked recently in the repo
(vim-{scripts,latexsuite,addon-manager}) that directory is shared among
all the packages. That should hopefully have also the advantage that we
all use the same .orig.tar.gz took with apt-get source avoiding the
wrong md5sum error.

Then, to build-from sources I use the following two shell aliases,
adapted from those suggested in the svn-buildpackage documentation:

  alias svn-b='svn-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc --svn-ignore --svn-lintian --svn-dont-clean'
  alias svn-bt='svn-buildpackage -rfakeroot -kzack at --svn-lintian --svn-tag --svn-retag --svn-dont-clean'

The former should be used for test builds, the latter for official
builds and also tags (hence the 't' in the alias name) the repository

Enjoy svn-building vim.

Stefano Zacchiroli -*- Computer Science PhD student @ Uny Bologna, Italy
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