MoarVM 2015.05 needs mentor approval :-D

Daniel Dehennin daniel.dehennin at
Sat Jun 20 08:43:09 UTC 2015

Paul Cochrane <paul at> writes:

> hrm, then I probably need to revert several commits in the nqp package.
> Sorry for the hassle!  I'll clean it up as soon as I can.

Do you use “gbp import-orig”?

In which case, could you push your “pristine-tar” branch with
upstream/2015.04 and upstream/2015.05 tags?

> The funny thing is that I was getting build errors (in nqp) with the
> upstream sources and the patches (after merging upstream into the master
> branch), however after I'd updated the nqp source to that in the patches and
> committed (in master), then `debuild -uc -us` ran properly (i.e. I wasn't
> getting any errors about locally changed sources).  This is probably because
> I wasn't using dquilt when creating the patches, which I just learned from
> the link you mentioned.  This then begs the question: are you able to build
> the nqp package correctly in its current state?

Running “dpkg-buildpackage -S” does not complain even if

    git diff --stat upstream..master

results in

    src/vm/moar/profiler/template.html                 |   2 +-
    t/hll/06-sprintf.t                                 |   9 +-
    tools/build/                       |   2 +-
    tools/build/                         |   6 -

I think it's because dpkg-buildpackage use the upstream tarball:

    dpkg-source: info: using source format `3.0 (quilt)'
    dpkg-source: info: building nqp using existing ./nqp_2015.05.orig.tar.gz
    dpkg-source: info: building nqp in nqp_2015.05-1.debian.tar.xz
    dpkg-source: info: building nqp in nqp_2015.05-1.dsc
     dpkg-genchanges -S >../nqp_2015.05-1_source.changes

in which case the source package does not include the changes on branch master.

So, making commits on the master branch outside the debian/ directory is
useless but they will show up in debian/changelog generated by “gbp dch”.

I propose:

- to revert them
- to submit them as plain debian/patches to be included in the package
- to take care if generating the debian/changelog with “gbp dch” to
  remove the unwanted lines


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