After you have successfully built the package with dpkg-buildpackage and made sure it is lintian clean, checked with pbuilder if all depencies are added to debian/control and send an ITP, it is time to upload it to the gitlab account debian-diaspora. For that you will need to create a new dsc file in a temporary directory, so that all of your changes are listed in the git history. The gitlab repo is used instead ofpkg-ruby-extras at alioth.
The same problem is described at the ruby-team packaging page:
It might be clearer there.
Make an account at gitlab. Create an ssh-key installing ssh-keys and add it to your gitlab account via web-interface. Ask someone from debian-ruby (Balasankar (balasankarc AT autistici DOT org) or Praveen (praveen AT debian DOT org)) to add you to the temporary group in ?GitLab so that you can host the package there until you get access to official repo.
In short you run:
to create an ssh-key, and upload the public key, which ends with .pub. If you have picked a custom name you can add the following to ~/.ssh/config (if it does not exist yet just create the file):
host gitlab.com User git PreferredAuthentications publickey IdentityFile ~/.ssh/custom_name_gitlab_rsa
Simply replace the path to your key in the last line.
First install git-buildpackage
apt-get install git-buildpackage
is used as the build directory for the package devise. After running dpkg-buildpackage the directory should look like this: ls ~/Build/diaspora
$ ls devise-2.1.2.gem ruby-devise-2.1.2 ruby-devise_2.1.2-1.debian.tar.gz ruby-devise_2.1.2-1_i386.changes devise-2.1.2.tar.gz ruby-devise_2.1.2-1_all.deb ruby-devise_2.1.2-1.dsc
Create a directory to save all of your earlier work:
mkdir old_build_devise mv * old_build_devise
Create a directory for the git repo you will use for gitlab. Use the correct Debian name:
Go to a temporary folder and get a new dsc file. This will be imported from the new ruby-devise directory. By that all changes will be added to the history of git.
cd ~/Tmp gem2deb devise
cd ~/Build/diaspora/ruby-devise gbp import-dsc --author-is-committer --pristine-tar ~/Tmp/ruby-devise_2.1.2-1.dsc
This will create a folder named ruby-devise, which actually is a git repo. If you forget to add --pristine-tar you will have to start from scratch.
Go to your old build directory:
cd ~/Build/diaspora/old_build_devise/ruby-devise-2.1.2/ fakeroot debian/rules clean
Go to the directory created by gbp import-dsc and copy all files you changed in the original build directory to the debian directory:
cd ~/Build/diaspora/ruby-devise/ruby-devise/debian cp ~/Build/diaspora/old_build_devise/ruby-devise-2.1.2/debian/* .
Add the changes to git and commit them:
git add changelog control copyright git commit -m "adding changelog control copyright similarly for all other changed files
This was very confusing. Keep in mind that you have three folders:
- your old build folder where your changes are stored
- one temporary folder to git-import-dsc an unchanged dsc file from
- the new folder which will be used as the git repo for gitlab.
From the new folder you run gbp import-dsc --author-is-committer --pristine-tar to import an unchanged dsc file from the temporary folder. You copy the changed files in debian folder (like changelog, control and copyright) from the old build-folder. Then commit them. Now all of your changes are stored in git history.
git remote add
Create a repository add the team site via webinterface. Add it as remote to your git repo:
git remote add origin email@example.com:debian-ruby/ruby-devise.git
Remove the debian tag:
to list it and
git tag -d debian/2.1.2-1
to remove it (2.1.2-1 in this case. Use what git tag shows you)
push the changes to the git-repo at gitorius/debian-diaspora
git push --all git push --tags
Note: To build your package from the git repo, use gbp buildpackage command.