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

Teco Boot (spam-protected)
Thu May 23 07:03:08 CEST 2013

Op 22 mei 2013, om 22:19 heeft Hans-Christoph Steiner <(spam-protected)> het volgende geschreven:

> 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 It doesn't really, because its out of date.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!

Can I build latest greatest or my special version with this? Differences with debian .deb? If I have more homework, add it in this readme file?


> .hc
>>>> (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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