Packaging collaboration Debian/Ubuntu

Felipe Sateler fsateler at
Tue Sep 23 13:06:43 UTC 2014

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 3:33 AM, David Henningsson
<david.henningsson at> wrote:
> (Moved to pkg-pulseaudio-devel mailinglist)
> On 2014-09-23 02:05, Luke Yelavich wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 06:35:06AM AEST, Felipe Sateler wrote:
>>> On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 4:07 PM, David Henningsson
>>> <david.henningsson at> wrote:
>>>> On 2014-09-22 20:58, Felipe Sateler wrote:
>>>>> So, if I understand correctly, the current situation is the following:
>>>>> 1. oFono patches have been fully merged.
>>>>> 2. Wim Taymans patches have not been merged yet (or at least not
>>>>> completely)
>>>>> 3. Even if Wim's patches are merged, we (debian) will have to choose
>>>>> between oFono or native at compile time.
>>>>> 4. Either patchset is not complete, in that one supports HSP and the
>>>>> other
>>>>> HFP.
>>>>> 5. In practice, the above is not terribly important, because most
>>>>> devices support both.
>>>>> 6. oFono requires manual configuration by the user.
>>>>> With the above understanding, I'm thinking that we could work around
>>>>> problem 3 by building pulseaudio twice and shipping the relevant
>>>>> modules in separate conflicting packages. Not sure if that would be
>>>>> too confusing for users.
>>>> I have had the same thought (shipping one pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
>>>> and
>>>> one pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-ofono) for Ubuntu, maybe we can
>>>> collaborate
>>>> on the packaging?
>>> I'd be more than happy. It appears that the packages have diverged
>>> quite a bit, so we need to work something out (but perhaps that is OT
>>> for this list?).
>>> Our current packaging is maintained in git[1]. We use the regular
>>> git-buildpackage workflow. I'm not finding where the equivalent
>>> repository is for Ubuntu (does one exist?).
> The current repository is here:

Cool, thanks.

> We're still on PulseAudio 4.0, because 5.0 did not contain enough
> interesting things IMO, but I plan to upgrade to 6.0 once it is released.
>>> [1]
>> We currently keep our packaging in bzr, but perhaps we should do what is
>> done for many other packages in Ubuntu, and keep our packaging in a branch
>> in the Debian git repo. I believe David is a member of pkg-pulse, and I am
>> also. We'd lose history, but that is a small price to pay for easy
>> cherry-picking of patches between the distros. I'd be happy to help get this
>> sorted.
> From a quick googling, it looks like "bzr fast-export | git fast-import"
> should do the trick.

Yes, but at some point we need to do a fake merge in order to be able
to pick changes from each other. Otherwise there will be two separate

> For my own part, I don't mind moving to git for the packaging. I'll have to
> learn the git-buildpackage workflow though.

It is not complicated. There is a fairly good manual here[1].



Felipe Sateler

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