[zeromq-dev] Debian subdirectory moved to the root

Adrian von Bidder avbidder at fortytwo.ch
Fri Jan 29 12:32:48 CET 2010

On Friday 29 January 2010 11.53:55 Martin Sustrik wrote:
> > * Note that it's packaging 2.0beta2 and not git head.  Packaging will
> > always lag behind, since I'm planning to work off tarballs and not
> > follow git. (Although as long as I keep packaging beta tarballs the
> > final diff between what's delivered in the tarball and what gets
> > uploaded to Debian should be quite small.)
> Sure. But how are we going to manage the package. Do you want to keep if
> off tree? Should I remove the debian directory in git repo altogether?
> Or would you rather keep it in-tree? If so, let me know and I'll give
> you write access to the repo.

Certainly leave the debian/ dir in there.  If MEPIS/Ubunut/... start rolling 
packages they can use this.

For now: I guess I'll keep working off my hg repository and will push 
changes back occasionally as I do uploads (write access obviously would 
simplify this if you trust me that far :-)

Long term, as I've said, I certainly plan to finally learn git and work from 

Regardless of which vcs I'm using: the process would be that I'd try to get 
the packaging in a sane state during the beta/rc phase so most of the work 
can be integrated in the git repo and shipped with the tarball.  Ideally, 
after a release, the only difference in debian/ between tarball and actual 
Debian package would be the changelog entry.

-- vbi

P.S.  All information contained in the above letter is false,
      for reasons of military security.
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