On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 17:54:36 (CET), IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote: > i have a question on how the exclusion of files from the upstream > tarball can be handled and maintained. > > as far as i understand, you just use > $ git-import-orig --filter="*proprietary*" /path/to/upstream_1.0.tar.gz > > which will exclude all files matching *proprietary* from the debian > "upstream" tarball (what's the right terminology, btw?) > > this is all fine, but how is this maintained over time? > e.g. next upstream release i have to do the same thing again. > however, considering that we do a lot of packaging, how am i to keep > track of all this? > > shouldn't all this exclusion be documented somewhere, e.g. in > debian/README.source?
I tend to script this process in form of a 'debian/get-orig-source.sh' script, which fetches the upstream source from svn, website or whatever, then calls another script 'debian/strip.sh' that removes the offending files. -- Gruesse/greetings, Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4 _______________________________________________ pkg-multimedia-maintainers mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-multimedia-maintainers