"Brent W. Baccala" <cos...@freesoft.org> writes:
> You tack a .git directory onto the unpacked Debian source package?
Sure. Maybe I could just check out a work tree and build
packages from that but I seem to recall that I had some
difficulty with .pc/ that way.
> It looks to me like that Debian git tree contains an unpacked snapshot of
> the savannah git tree. Various commits there are labeled "new upstream
> snapshot"; I suppose that's how changes to savannah get imported?
I somehow assumed that the hurd_0.8.git*.orig.tar.bz2 files would
be made with "make dist", i.e. they would contain ChangeLog files
generated from Git commit logs, but I was wrong.
"bunzip2 | git get-tar-commit-id" finds commit IDs from all the
hurd_*.orig*.tar.bz2 files, so they are apparently generated with
plain "git archive".
> How does the Debian source package actually get built? Is there a script?
I don't know. There are debian/make-new-orig.sh and
debian/make-new-tarball.sh but those do not seem to do all the
> I was just reading about "git-buildpackage", which manages
> Debian patches by converting them back and forth to git patches on a
> dedicated branch.
I have used git-buildpackage in an unrelated project. I didn't
try to use that on the Hurd because the Debian Hurd Git history
has diverged from the upstream Hurd Git history, and the format
of files in hurd-*/debian/patches shows that they were not made