[Pkg-alsa-devel] Re: ALSA packager needed
jdthood at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Dec 17 21:22:52 UTC 2005
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OK, let's get right down to details. :)
Elimar Riesebieter wrote:
> $apt-get source alsa-driver
The Debian packaging for the ALSA packages is in svn at alioth so we can replace
$ cd ~/src/pkg-alsa/svn-pkg-alsa/trunk
$ svn up
Originally I did:
$ cd ~/src/pkg-alsa/
$ svn co svn+ssh://email@example.com/svn/pkg-alsa/trunk svn-pkg-alsa/trunk
but this should also work:
$ svn co svn://firstname.lastname@example.org/svn/pkg-alsa/trunk svn-pkg-alsa/trunk
I am using the path whither I checked out the sources. You can use some other
path, of course.
> $wget ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/driver/alsa-driver-1.0.11rc1.tar.bz2
> $tar -xjf alsa-driver-1.0.11rc1.tar.bz2
> $mv alsa-driver-1.0.11rc1/ alsa-driver-1.0.10+1.0.11rc1
> $tar -czf alsa-driver_1.0.10+1.0.11rc1.orig.tar.gz alsa-driver-1.0.10+1.0.11rc1/
Yes. Now, since we are using svn we can make use of svn-buildpackage. So we
put the tarball in the tarballs directory.
$ mv alsa-driver_1.0.10+1.0.11rc1.orig.tar.gz ~/src/pkg-alsa/svn-pkg-alsa/tarballs
Jordi and I do not check these tarballs into svn.
> $cd alsa-driver-1.0.10+1.0.11rc1
> $cp -a ../alsa-driver-1.0.10/debian .
Instead of this we can do:
$ cd ~/src/pkg-alsa/svn-pkg-alsa/trunk/alsa-driver
> $dch -i
> $head -7 debian/changelog
> alsa-driver (1.0.10+1.0.11rc1-1) experimental; urgency=low
> * New upstream release candidate
> -- Elimar Riesebieter <riesebie at lxtec.de> Sat, 17 Dec 2005 18:32:40 +0100
> alsa-driver (1.0.10-3) unstable; urgency=low
> $ debuild
Instead of this we can do:
$ svn-buildpackage -rfakeroot
I have this svn-buildpackage configuration file:
$ cat .svn-buildpackage.conf
Here is my deb-layout file. The debs will get built in the buildArea.
.../svn-pkg-alsa/trunk/alsa-driver$ cat .svn/deb-layout
Note that the mergeWithUpstream property has to be set on trunk/alsa-driver/debian
in order for svn-buildpackage to merge the latter with the tarball.
> # Is ther an easy way to check the patches?
I just watch the build and see if dpatch fails.
> # There is no md5sum or similar at ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/driver/ ?
That would be nice.
> # If debuildrun is ready upload the package to my repos where a DD
> # can pick and load it up
Now the beauty of svn is that you can just make changes to the debian/ tree
and check them in. Then the DD (Jordi Mallach) can svn-up and build the
package himself when it's ready for uploading.
We still have to talk about what needs to be done to the debian/ tree with
each release. Please read the NOTES file in alsa-driver/debian.
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