[Olsr-dev] 'debian/' folder should not be included in release tarballs!

Hans-Christoph Steiner (spam-protected)
Wed May 22 22:19:47 CEST 2013

On 05/22/2013 04:15 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> On 05/22/2013 05:17 AM, Henning Rogge wrote:
>> On 05/22/2013 11:11 AM, Bernd Petrovitsch wrote:
>>> On Die, 2013-05-21 at 18:49 -0400, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>>> [....]
>>>> Any honestly, the best solution would be to just remove the debian/ folder
>>>> entirely.  It hasn't been updated since 2010.
>>> IIRC we added it on request of the Debian packager to help/ease/... the
>>> package maintenance and it was - of course - to be maintained by the
>>> Debian packager
>> And it helps people who want to build a current debian file directly from our
>> repository.
> It doesn't really, because its out of date.  It really serves to confuse
> people who want to build the Debian package, but it looks like the right
> thing, but then won't work right.  We have made a lot of improvements on the
> Debian packaging since 2010, and olsrd has changed as well.

I forgot to add: remove the debian/ folder and we add
README-Building-Debian-Package with this contents:

To build the debian package, do this:

1. go to this page: http://packages.debian.org/source/sid/olsrd
2. scroll down and download "olsrd_0.6.x.debian.tar.bz2
3. extract tarball into your olsrd source folder (e.g. olsrd/)
4. run "dpkg-buildpackage -uc -us"

Then everyone wins!


>>> (as I'm more in the RedHat/Fedora packager world and put
>>> an olsrd.spec file for my own convenience in so that `rpm -ta
>>> olsrd-*.tar.gz` plain simply worked).
>>> I didn't and don't know enough on Debian package maintenance
>>> "procedures"/best practices to decide if these directories (and files)
>>> should be upstream or not.
>>> But if that is upstream, it should (read: must;-) come from the official
>>> downstream maintainer (if only that he may avoid to run his own repo -
>>> that may not be a inconvenience with `git` or `hg` but with `cvs` or
>>> `svn` it definitely is).
>> I just looked through our tarballs, the /debian directory has been in the
>> tarballs for some time, did something changed on the debian side that makes it
>> a problem now?
>> Henning Rogge
> I don't remember, but I do know that if the debian/ folder was not included in
> the release tarballs, would already be in Debian as of today.
> .hc

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