Hi, 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 property. I've tested two possible workflows, it seems that both work. The workflow #2 will 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 $ svn-clean Workflow 2: using svn-buildpackage build the package doing this inside packages/kdelibs and having the orig tarball 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? -- http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-kde-talk