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Month: December 2013

Re: [trinity-devel] Switch debian/ubuntu packages format to quilt

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Wed, 25 Dec 2013 18:27:37 -0600
> On Wednesday 25 of December 2013 06:02:12 Michele Calgaro wrote:
>> > What exactly is required to switch to quilt format?  Is this a simple
>> > change to the dpkg-buildpackage call or something more complex?
>> Tim,
>> I don't have the experience of Slavek (so I may be missing something),
>> but
>> switching to quilt will require:
>> 1) change the format inside debian/source/format from native to quilt
>> 2) switch debian/ubuntu specific patches to quilt format
>> 3) bremove anything related to quilt from debian/rules
>> 4) modify the building scripts to create a "<source package>_<upstream
>> version>.orig.tar.gz" file from the package source before building
>> 5) modify the building scripts to build using format 3.0(quilt), which
>> requires the .orig.tar.gz file to be in the parent directory of the
>> debian
>> folder
>> I have just updated dpkg on my Debian/Jessie, so in the next few days I
>> will have to work on this, because I have already experience build
>> failures, as Slavek initially mentioned. If I find some other changes
>> that
>> are required, I will update the post.
>> Here are a couple of useful links as well:
>>tive_Debian_package_and_a_non-native_package.3F - section 2.4
>> Cheers
>>   Michele
> In calling dpkg-buildpackage is basically the only difference - in
> parent folder must exists tarball with the sources (except debian
> folder) named "package_release.orig.tar.xz", for example:
> tdelibs-trinity_14.0.0-r974.orig.tar.xz.
> As is evident from the name - orig.tar.xz is one common to all
> distributions. However, the condition is that it cannot be created
> again for each distribution => must be the binary same == created only
> once. At the same time, if package is updated only due to the change
> in tde-packaging, but not a change in the source code, orig.tar.xz
> must remain binary same as previous. For this reason I use script
> create_tarball that source tarball creates only if it does not exist.
> As I mentioned earlier - my script to prepare the source deb packages
> I already have prepared for these steps. Legenda: DEB_DIR is folder with
> deb packages for particular module, TARBALL_DIR is folder with tarballs
> created by create_tarball script, NAME is package name (including
> -trinity,
> readed from changelog file), REL is "base" release number - for above
> example "4:14.0.0-r974"), SRC is source tarball.
> Ad 1) From my script:
>         if [ -f $DEB_DIR/source/debian/source/format ]; then
>           grep -q "(native)" $DEB_DIR/source/debian/source/format ] &&
>           sed -i "s|(native)|(quilt)|"
> $DEB_DIR/source/debian/source/format
>         else
>           mkdir -p $DEB_DIR/source/debian/source
>           echo "3.0 (quilt)" >$DEB_DIR/source/debian/source/format
>         fi
> Ad 2) Already done.
> Ad 3) From my script:
>         grep -q "^include.*/usr/share/cdbs/1/rules/patchsys-quilt\.mk"
> $DEB_DIR/source/debian/rules &&
>         sed -i
> "s|^\(include.*/usr/share/cdbs/1/rules/patchsys-quilt\.mk\)|#\1|"
> $DEB_DIR/source/debian/rules
> Ad 4) In my script I use create-tarball from 'scripts' and this tarball
> I use as orig.tar.xz. From my script:
>             ln -s $TARBALL_DIR/$SRC.tar.xz
> $DEB_DIR/${NAME}_${REL#*:}.orig.tar.xz
> Ad 5) If the package specify format "3.0 (quilt)" it is not necessary to
> modify the call dpkg-buildpackage. In my script I use one condition - if
> orig.tar.xz is new tarball, for the first distribution is added option
> "-sa",
> in other cases "-sd". This ensures that the orig.tar.xz uploads only once.
> As I realized yesterday, the problem is meta packages that do not contain
> source code independently of the distribution, but the files are in
> tde-packaging. My current script's leaves this package as "native".
> Now I working to change it. Then I will be able to send my script
> as an example.
> Slavek

OK, I think I get the gist of it.  I am pretty sure I can handle the
source tarball creation, I just need to make sure the server has enough
disk space!