Package: debmake
Version: 4.3.1-1
Severity: wishlist

I am working on creating a new package and I have chosen use the 'dgit-maint-merge' method of packaging (see dgit-maint-merge(7) in the dgit package).

This method (and some of the other dgit(1) recommended methods) generates the initial packaging out of a checked out git repository, rather than an unpacked upstream tarball in a versioned directory and orig tarball.

I would like debmake to have an option to support this method and just setup the debian directory with the templates filled in. Maybe such an option would require -p and -u to get the package name and version since it might not be able to determine them from the directory/tarball, that would be OK I think. It might also not be able to distinguish between debian native and upstream packages either, so might default to upstream unless -n is specified.

What do you think?


Matt Taggart

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