Create a project

Substitute your alioth name for "certik-guest":

svn mkdir svn+ssh://
svn mkdir svn+ssh://
svn co svn+ssh:// mayavi2
cd mayavi2

Put your debian directory here and all the other files

mkdir debian   #put other files in there
svn add debian
svn propset mergeWithUpstream 1 debian
svn ci

Build the package

svn co svn+ssh:// mayavi2
cd mayavi2

Get the orig tarball and put it to ../tarballs. Then

svn-buildpackage -rfakeroot

Hint: put

alias svn-b='svn-buildpackage -rfakeroot --svn-ignore-new  -uc -us'

into your ~/.bashrc and use the svn-b command to build the package with local modification and without signing, to test, that everything works, before a commit.

How to get the orig tarball

If the package uses the watch file:

uscan --force-download

Some packages need to great the dfsg tarball:

debian/rules get-orig-tarball

see debian/rules for details, usually it will download the original upstream tar.gz from the web, unpack it, deletes non-free stuff and pack it again. }}}

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