[AG-TECH] AG 2.4 source

Steve Smith ssmith at vislab.usyd.edu.au
Mon Oct 10 18:32:08 CDT 2005

> The 2.4 branch is cunningly disguised as r_2_3_final.

Cool, thanks.

> A fresh source tree is pulled in by packaging/BuildSnapshot.py, which  
> now has a -t (--tag) option to specify the desired CVS tag. After  
> that, insert a packaging/linux/debian directory  and run packaging/ 
> BuildSnapshot.py with the --no-checkout option to build from your new  
> tree. When the packaging/linux/debian/* files are complete (i.e.  
> correctly build the package),  they could go into CVS. Using the  
> BuildSnapshot.py mechanism takes a bit of work to set up (adapt  
> fedora, gentoo or slackware directories), but really saves time in  
> the long run; as changes are made to CVS, new snapshots and point  
> releases become trivial (sort of, mostly, sometimes,...).

That's how the debian packaging currently works, although it still needs
some tweaking before being ported into CVS.  However I prefer to pull
the source first as I need to patch the tree (including the build
scripts) to work well with Debian/Ubuntu.


More information about the ag-tech mailing list