[Buildbot-devel] 0.8.1 tarballs missing docs and contrib?

Adam Collard adam.collard at gmail.com
Sun Jul 11 15:42:57 UTC 2010

On 11 July 2010 15:37, Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin at zmanda.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 4:07 AM, Adam Collard <adam.collard at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I am in the process of attempting to package Buildbot 0.8.1 in a deb
> (PPA)
> > and noticed that the 0.8.1 release tarballs (neither master nor slave) no
> > longer contain a doc/ directory nor a large chunk of the contrib/
> directory.
> >
> > I see on github that the split between master and slave has left the doc
> and
> > contrib directories living a level above the master and slave sections.
> How
> > are they intended to be released?
> Can you open a bug for this?

Sure: http://buildbot.net/trac/ticket/916 - i was unable to set the Version
to 0.8.1 since I guess it's not been setup in Trac?

 I'm not familiar with how distros
> package Python scripts, so I'm not sure what you need, but whatever it
> is you need, we can make it happen.  Add the 'packaging' keyword.

The normal process (at least for Debian/Ubuntu) is for there to be a source
tarball which contains everything in the "release". Essentially, this then
has packaging bits added to it (a debian directory) which define how the
files in the release are installed onto the target system.

At the moment my immediate concern is to package this up for internal usage,
but I hope to get it in a good enough state to contribute back to
Debian/Ubuntu so that the next release of Ubuntu gets a recent version of
Buildbot out of the box.

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