r754 - in /trunk/boinc-app-seti/debian: changelog rules

Frank S. Thomas frank at thomas-alfeld.de
Wed Nov 21 19:14:47 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 21 November 2007, smoe-guest at users.alioth.debian.org wrote:
> Author: smoe-guest
> Date: Wed Nov 21 10:55:31 2007
> New Revision: 754
> URL: http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-boinc/?sc=1&rev=754
> Log:
> Download now attempts nigly of today first and yesterday's when the first
> attempt failed. Inspection of local folders to decide for target directory
> of download.

http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-source.html#s-debianrules says that 
the get-orig-source target should place the tarball in the same directory 
where the target was invoked. If we provide this target, even if it is 
optional, we should follow the Debian Policy.
If you want the downloaded tarball to be placed in an other directory, I'd 
suggest to factor out the code for this into another target which itself 
invokes get-orig-source and then takes care of placing the downloaded tarball 
in the target directory.

> ... if only the changelog was adapted for the latest release.

dch could help you out here, it's a great tool.

> +        	bc=`which bc`; if [ -z "$$bc" ]; then echo "bc needs to be
> installed for the retrieval of yesterday's release."; exit -1; fi; \ +     
>    	dd=`date +%d` ; d=`echo $$dd-1|bc`; ddd=`date +%Y-%m|tr -d '\n'`-$$d; \

Why didn't you reused my code:
  ddd=`date -d yesterday +%Y-%m-%d | tr -d '\n'`
This should accomplish the same as the two lines above and has the advantage 
that it does not require bc.

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