[Pkg-fonts-devel] how does a new packaging repo get created?

Bobby de Vos bobby_devos at sil.org
Thu Aug 3 01:03:42 UTC 2017

On 2017-07-22 19:08, Hideki Yamane wrote:
>  You can do it with git-buildpackage as below
>  $ gbp create-remote-repo --remote-url-pattern=ssh://git.debian.org/git/pkg-fonts/%(pkg)s.git \
>    --debian-branch=debian --upstream-branch=master --pristine-tar

Thank you for this, I did not realize gbp could do this. I am a bit
confused. Two of the font packaging repos I looked at, had branches of

* master
* upstream
* pristine-tar

which seems to be different from the options you have mentioned here.

How does this command know what repo name to use, such as
fonts-sil-tagmukay? and how is the description set?

If I use gbp to create the remote repo, what is the next step in the
workflow? Do I run

gbp import-dsc package-name-version.dsc


gbp import-orig package-name-version.tar.xz

or something else?

Thanks, Bobby

Bobby de Vos
/bobby_devos at sil.org/

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