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svn-buildpackage is a tool which helps in maintainance of packages with Subversion.
Group maintainance HowTo
- storing layout information can be done in subversion properties of the debian/ directory
- store the following information in the layout information (via svn-bp:* properties of the debian/ directory)
upstream tarball - layout information origUrl (this will allow a workflow like the one described in Games/Development/BuildProcess)
- set all the URL fields:
- tagsUrl (use URI for authenticated users)
- specify layout information by using relative paths
eddy@bounty ~/usr/src/games/trunk/wormux $ svn pl debian/ | grep svn-bp svn-bp:origUrl eddy@bounty ~/usr/src/games/trunk/wormux $ svn pg svn-bp:origUrl debian/ http://pkg-games.alioth.debian.org/tarballs/wormux_0.7.9.orig.tar.gz
origDir=.. trunkDir=. buildArea=../build-area
Just tag, no dependency checks
svn-buildpackage --svn-tag-only -d
Obtaining the unpacked source package without building
svn-buildpackage -d --svn-export
svn-buildpackage -d --svn-builder echo
Modifing easily packages which are partially imported (sources which have the mergeWithUpstream option set)
All of the following commands use the svn-do wrapper script which is present in /usr/bin/svn-do (in older versions svn-do was in /usr/share/svn-buildpackage/contrib/svn-do)
# clean the tree (useful if this requires the full source tree) % svn-do debclean I: Exporting source tree via svn-buildpackage... [...] I: Running command: debclean [...] I: Copying back the debian/ tree... `debian/control' -> `/home/lool/svn/debian/pkg-gnome/desktop/unstable/nautilus-cd-burner/debian/control'
# use quilt to refresh a patch % QUILT_PATCHES=debian/patches svn-do \ sh -c "quilt push 002_static-linking-dont-build-perf.patch; quilt refresh" [...] I: Copying back the debian/ tree... [...] `debian/patches/002_static-linking-dont-build-perf.patch' -> `/home/lool/svn/debian/pkg-gnome/desktop/experimental/gtk+2.0/debian/patches/002_static-linking-dont-build-perf.patch'
# start a source editing session and decide later not to copy back the # debian/ tree % svn-do $SHELL [...] I: Running command: /bin/zsh % exit 1 E: command exited with 1; not copying back the debian/ tree.
# edit a patch in a CDBS' simple-patchsys based package % svn-do cdbs-edit-patch 02_pmount.patch [...]
svn-buildpackage is currently maintained as part of the collab-maint repository. To join the development team, check it out, join the channel #debian-svn-bp on OFTC, subscribe to PTS on http://packages.qa.debian.org/s/svn-buildpackage.html. There are some potential improvements that could be made.
Obtaining the current svn-buildpackage can be done via the following command:
or, if you want to use authorized access (requires an account on Alioth):
debcheckout -a svn-buildpackage