[Pkg-samba-maint] Development tools?

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Sun Sep 10 09:49:40 UTC 2006

On Sun, Sep 03, 2006 at 11:30:45PM +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> I'm wondering what you guys use as development tools for dealing with 
> pkg-samba.  Most of the tools I know such as devscripts and 
> svn-buildpackage seem to require a different repository layout, so I 
> end up copying and moving things a lot.  I don't seem to have that 
> problem with other packages.  Is there anything to make this easier?

Well, I have a checkout of just the trunk, with a symlink of debian -> .
inside it so things like dch -i work; and if I'm doing any work on patches,
yes, I copy this under the samba tree, or if I'm doing a test build I'll do
an svn export.

I'm not at all attached to this hackish workflow, which mostly derives from
when the samba packaging was stored in CVS instead of svn; so if you have
some recommendations on how to improve the layout of the svn repo to work
better with svn-buildpackage or something, I'd be happy to hear them. :)

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon at debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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