Getting new packages into Ubuntu

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Mon Oct 10 16:33:02 UTC 2011

On Monday, October 10, 2011 06:13:13 PM Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> Le lundi 10 octobre 2011 à 11:59 -0400, Scott Kitterman a écrit :
> > For /debian or the full source?
> We tend to have only the debian directory in the vcs, it's easier to
> work with and combined with the upstream tarballs you get what you need

Generally for new packages I find it easier to see changes in both together as, 
more than once, I've dealt with an upstream developer who was trying to roll a 
correct upstream tarball for a proper release as well as get the packaging 
right in parallel. 

I don't think our current VCS situation is fast enough or easy enough to use 
to be a replacement for REVU.  While I use /debian VCS branches in Kubuntu (a 
lot), I don't find they work very well for new packages.  YMMV, of course.

Scott K

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