[Pkg-fonts-devel] Initiating the switch to git for packages maintained in SVN

Vasudev Kamath kamathvasudev at gmail.com
Sat Apr 13 05:40:21 UTC 2013

On 07:04 Sat 13 Apr     , Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Vasudev Kamath (kamathvasudev at gmail.com):
> > Not a wizard but yes I can definitely have look. I moved fonts-droid as
> > fonts-android into Git using the same method.
> > 
> > Considering amount of packages we have problem is that this process is
> > bandwidth hungry and I'm short of bandwidth and internet speed
> > :-(. Can we use debian infrastructure (may be on alioth or some where
> > else) to do this conversion. Can any one suggest any other alternative?
> The conversion can be done on alioth, I think.
> I do it on my build machine, then I just have to scp the final result
> to alioth....but I'm lucky enough to not be short on bandwidth as you
> can guess.

Yeah the EU internet speed and amount of bandwidth is amazing :-)

> So, for sure, for people short in it, working on alioth is
> fine. Indeed, the example in http://wiki.debian.org/Alioth/Git assumes
> that the work is done there (indeed on git.debian.org, so namely on
> vasks.d.o

That's great I will do it on alioth and once git repository is
initialized I will remove converted repository (simply don't want to
consume space on alioth)

> > May be we can have a wiki page or something like this where we can list
> > all packages and mark who is moving which package to git so that we
> > avoid duplication of work. I will try to generate this page.
> This will definitely be appreciated, yes.

I'm working on this.

> While doing that, I also make a few changes to packages: see recent
> history in fonts-arabeyes:
>   * Update Standards to 3.9.4 (checked)
>   * Bump debhelper compatibility to 9
>   * Drop ttf-arabeyes transitional package
>   * Add "Multi-Arch: foreign" field
>   * Use "Breaks" instead of "Conflicts". Drop "Provides" as it is no
>     longer needed (installations should have transitioned since wheezy
>     and the package has anyway no reverse dependency.
>   * Use xz extreme compression for deb packages
>   * Use git for packaging: adapt Vcs-* fields

Sure I will add it as guidelines on the same wiki page

Vasudev Kamath
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