[Vorbis-dev] Please remove the debian/ subdirectory in several Xiph.org projects

Adeodato Simó adeodato at debian.org
Thu Jan 19 17:34:18 PST 2006

* Ralph Giles [Thu, 19 Jan 2006 15:40:39 -0800]:

> On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 11:09:17PM +0100, Adeodato Simó wrote:

> >   I've recently started to take care of some Xiph.org packages in Debian
> >   (namely, ao, ogg, vorbis and theora), and I have noticed that a debian/
> >   subdir exists both in svn and in the released tarballs. I'd like to
> >   ask that these are removed.

> Hi, it's great to have a more active maintainer for our packages.


> In the meantime, I'm removing the debian directories from the 
> distribution tarballs, but leaving them in out svn.
  This is good, thanks. Btw, could CHANGES be added to the EXTRA_DIST in
  Makefile.am for vorbis and theora? ao and ogg already have it.

> Since many of us are debian users,


> I'd really prefer to keep 
> (maintained) packaging information in our upstream distribution
> so those building from our source can easily make an installable
> package if they wish.

> I'd be happy to give you write access, or commit patches upon
> request. Especially if you're available enough to coordinate
> the Debian packaging for new releases.

  Okay, fair enough. I see a couple alternatives; please the one that
  suits you best (I'd say I prefer the first one, but feel free to

    - the debian subdirectories are changed into a svn:external pointing
      to svn://svn.debian.org/pkg-xiph/trunk/packages/*/debian. Benefits:
      zero overhead in maintenance. Drawbacks: svn update can annoy you
      if you don't use --ignore-externals.

    - I get an account and make updates from time to time to */debian
      (syncing from svn.debian.org).

  Let me know what you prefer, or if you have another suggestion.


Adeodato Simó                                     dato at net.com.org.es
Debian Developer                                  adeodato at debian.org
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