[Scummvm-devel] Debianisation

Claudio Matsuoka claudio at helllabs.org
Mon Nov 19 03:32:04 CET 2001

On Mon, 19 Nov 2001, David Given wrote:

> There is one other issue, though. Debian source packages are distributed in 
> one of two ways. Firstly, if the package supports Debian 'natively', then the 
> source package is a tar.gz file containing the source. However, if the 
> package *doesn't* support Debian natively, like in this case, then the source 
> package consists of the original upstream source (scummvm_0.0.3.orig.tar.gz 
> in this case) and a patch to that source containing the Debian-specific code 
> (the patch mentioned above).
> This means that the upstream source package must be a tar.gz file containing, 
> and this is the important bit, a single directory of the form 
> <packagename>-<version>. Currently ScummVM is distributed in a ZIP file with 
> all the source files in the root.

I think it's only a matter of repackaging it in a more friendly layout,
like the one used in the daily CVS snapshots. Having debian files in the
upstream release would make it easier to generate daily debs as well --
what's the policy for version numbering in this case?

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