[Pkg-samba-maint] (forw) ANNOUNCE: cifs-utils-4.0rc1 released

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Wed Mar 3 06:25:52 UTC 2010

Quoting Steve Langasek (vorlon at debian.org):

> > That doesn't build with pbuilder, right?
> That command generates an unsigned source package, suitable for feeding into
> sbuild or pbuilder, etc. for further processing.  I don't use pbuilder, so
> I'm not sure what the state of the art is there - how do you normally invoke
> pbuilder for package builds out of svn?

I go to the trunk, I copy the orig.tar.bz2 file in the directory above
it and then I run:

pdebuild --pbuilder cowbuilder -- --basepath /var/cache/pbuilder/base.cow --distribution sid

So, pretty the same than running "debuild".

These manual action are *not* optimal, I know (for instance, I could
never get the good out of svn-buildpackage, mostly by ignorance) and
probably the cause of some mistakes I'm doing from time to time. Well,
that's my course of action and you can't make old persons change their

> Ok.  I'm a little hesitant for us to commit to this too eagerly (what if we
> find that migrating the history of samba upstream + package to bzr is too
> difficult?  We don't want to end up with a bzr workflow for one package and
> a git workflow for the other...)  But on the other hand, there is certainly
> a lot of bzr knowledge/experience within the team and a will to see this
> conversion through, so if nobody objects, I think we can move forward.

The history of the package is probably hectic anyway (for instance, we
started imported upstream source only 1 or 2 years ago), so I'm unsure
about the real benefit we could get from some very old history. The
important history to keep is certainly what we have since we began
importing usptream source (an initiative by you, Steve...which was a
great push to something more efficient).

It might take time anyway as it certainly requires you to find enough
time to work on this and I can guess that it could be unlikely this
hgappens before several weeks unless you quit from Canonical..:-)

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