[Pkg-fonts-devel] SVN to git migration and team etiquette/worfklow

Francesca Ciceri madamezou at zouish.org
Sat Apr 5 10:23:04 UTC 2014

Hi Paul,

and thanks for your reply

On Wed, Apr 02, 2014 at 06:08:49PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 5:50 PM, Francesca Ciceri wrote:
> > 1. the patch is against the debian/control file: this means that I don't
> > have to use quilt for that, right? Reading the DevRef I gathered that
> > quilt is used only to track patches against upstream source, is that
> > correct?
> Correct.
> > 2. Christian added me to the group on Alioth (thanks for that btw!): is
> > it ok then if I directly apply the patch (after having verified that it
> > works as expected, rebuilding the package with it) on the svn repo? Is
> > that acceptable or is better for me to ask one of the maintainers?
> > And in that case, do I have also to edit the changelog with something
> > along the lines of "Applied patch to use dh_installdeb
> > maintscript support, thanks Colin Watson. Closes: 659716"?
> All of that sounds good to me.

Ok, I've done all of this, and committed on trunk. I'm not super-sure of
my handling of the debian/changelog: dch -n was complaining about the
not matching between package name and dir name, I used 

dch -n --check-dirname-level 0 

Also, I used UNRELEASED and urgency=low.

> > 3. The package still have the old namescheme (ttf-georgewilliams):
> > should I also change that to fonts-georgewilliams? In that case, do we
> > need also a dummy-package?
> Yes, looks like this package needs to be transitioned.

I think I'll do this once I've completed the change from SVN to Git
(which I'm going to do now).

> > 4. I'd like to help also with the SVN → Git migration of this (and the
> > other remaining) package. To do this, I checked the wiki page with the
> > tutorial [2] and I was wondering if the file to map SVN → Git committers
> > is somewhere around where I can re-use it for the conversion. I checked
> > in the pkg-fonts repo on monszumanska and wasn't able to find it.
> No idea, please add the info to our wiki if you find it:
> https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/pkg-fonts/SVNTOGitMigration

Yep, will do. :)

"Non mi uccise la morte, ma due guardie bigotte,
mi cercarono l'anima a forza di botte"
Fabrizio De André, Un blasfemo
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