At the moment it's possible to build the packages maintained by KDE Extras Team
with svn-buildpackage, it would be great to make the other KDE packages able to
build with svn-buildpackage too (if this doesn't break your current workflows).
As far as I know, you just need to set the mergeWithupstream property for all
the debian/ directories thusly:
$ svn propset mergeWithUpstream 1 debian
I've done here a quick test; a "source build" for kdelibs setting that
I've tested two possible workflows, it seems that both work. The workflow #2
not work without setting that property.
Workflow 1: without using svn-buildpackage
extract kdelibs source inside packages/kdelibs (having the orig tarball in
'packages' directory) thusly:
$ tar -xzvf ../kde4libs_4.4.1.orig.tar.gz --strip=1
do the build source:
$ dpkg-buildpackage -i -us -uc -S -rfakeroot
clean the upstream files
Workflow 2: using svn-buildpackage
build the package doing this inside packages/kdelibs and having the orig
in packages/tarballs :
$ cat /home/santa/.svn-buildpackage.conf
svn-builder=dpkg-buildpackage -S -us -uc
$ svn-buildpackage -rfakeroot --svn-ignore
What do you think?