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Re: Ubuntu 11.10 packages from svn

From: Ivan Vučica
Subject: Re: Ubuntu 11.10 packages from svn
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 20:23:52 +0100

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 19:19, Philippe Roussel <address@hidden> wrote:

Well, I'm far from a packaging expert but I think it's considered bad form to include a debian folder in the sources. Some of the files on this folder as to be changed for each distribution, for each modifications etc.

But I could be wrong so let's ask Yavor Doganov who first packaged SimpleAgenda for Debian.

What could possibly be done is repository of .deb diffs of GNUstep applications and libraries ? Not sure it would be really useful as we can find those diffs on debian.org.
Both ways are described in Debian documentation, but the "no-debian-folder" is encouraged.

When I target Debian, I personally prefer adding a debian/ folder (or a way to replicate it), because I want to be able to produce an official package easily, and I want my users to be able to pull a revision from VCS at random, and produce a package from it. 

If someone's up for it, it may be a good idea to make an official build ruleset (even if stored separately), as well as make it possible to use GNUmakefiles for generating the debian/ folder for libraries and apps.
Ivan Vučica - address@hidden

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