buggNewSense GNU/Linux - Bugs: bug #28319, automated overlay generation


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bug #28319: automated overlay generation

Submitted by:  Robert Millan <robertmh>
Submitted on:  Thu Dec 17 11:32:23 2009  
Category: InfrastructureSeverity: 4 - Important
Item Group: NoneStatus: Invalid
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: Closed

Fri Feb 14 17:39:28 2014, comment #3:

This no longer applies to our current setup.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Mon May 3 10:32:28 2010, comment #2:

I just marked https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?28213 A duplicate of this bug. Reference its data for added ideas here.

Karl Goetz <kgoetz>
Sun Dec 20 13:20:02 2009, comment #1:

updating bug. i think its only problem atm is me breaking the archive (oops), but i'll test when its fixed.

Karl Goetz <kgoetz>
Thu Dec 17 11:32:23 2009, original submission:

11:55 < djbclark> nyu: we can probably find people to help you if you can figure out a way that would be useful
11:57 < nyu> djbclark: I give you an example
11:57 < nyu> djbclark: packages/grub branch in bzr has the latest grub source
11:57 < nyu> we need an automated process that grabs this and makes a source + binary package out of it
11:58 < nyu> and does the same for e.g. everything in packages/
11:58 < nyu> this is for standalone sources. other packages would be a bit more complicated
12:00 < djbclark> nyu: if you can document the manual steps (even a typescript next time you do things manually), we can either script it or find someone to
most likely.
12:01 < djbclark> nyu: I know there are big rpm-making automation stacks; I would assume the same for .deb based distros, and will search / ask friend wo
has done core ubuntu dev about that...
12:03 < kgoetz> i suspect nyu has some idea about debian packaging, being a dd for a decade...
12:05 < djbclark> nyu: is there some tool that would be useful, if someone had time to implement it?
12:26 < nyu> djbclark: it's easy to script, I just haven't found the time
12:26 < nyu> djbclark: basically, "DH_ALWAYS_EXCLUDE=.bzr debuild -S -us -uc" from a checkout of packages/grub/ gives you a source package
12:27 < nyu> djbclark: the source -> binary process needs to be separate anyway (because you can't build for all arches at the same time), so don't worry
about that for now
12:28 < nyu> djbclark: problem is that we don't want to rebuild packages everytime, only when they have changed
12:28 < nyu> djbclark: we can track changes via bazaar or from debian version number. if you want to extract a debian version run "dpkg-parsechangelog |
sed -ne s/^Version:\ //p" from source tree
12:29 < nyu> I think I'll make a bug out of this...

Robert Millan <robertmh>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Fri Feb 14 17:39:28 2014samgeeCategoryNone=>Infrastructure
      StatusIn Progress=>Invalid
      Assigned tokgoetz=>None
    Sun Dec 20 13:20:02 2009kgoetzStatusNone=>In Progress
      Assigned toNone=>kgoetz
    Thu Dec 17 11:38:59 2009robertmhSeverity3 - Normal=>4 - Important

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