[git-buildpackage] gbp does not recognize the newly merged & tagged upstream version

Lukasz Walewski lwalewski at s-can.at
Thu Apr 20 18:17:37 CEST 2017

>-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>Von: Guido Günther [mailto:agx at sigxcpu.org]
>Gesendet: Donnerstag, 20. April 2017 17:55
>An: Lukasz Walewski
>Cc: git-buildpackage at lists.sigxcpu.org
>Betreff: Re: [git-buildpackage] gbp does not recognize the newly merged
>& tagged upstream version
>> However, buildpackage does not like the merged changes:
>> $ gbp buildpackage --git-ignore-new -us -uc
>> gbp:info: Exporting 'HEAD' to '/home/.../build/my-project-tmp'
>> gbp:info: Moving '/home/.../build/my-project -tmp' to '/home/my-
>>  dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -D -us -uc -i -I
>> dpkg-buildpackage: source package my-project
>> dpkg-buildpackage: source version 1.0.2-2
>…but here it writes 1.0.2-2. Because you're building with
>--git-export-dir it seems.

Yes! My gbp.conf states that explicitly:

$ cat debian/gbp.conf


By doing this, I wanted to clean up my build environment and get rid of packages and intermediate dirs hanging all over the parent dir. Is it not recommended or unusual to use this feature?

>In this case you have to pass
>     --git-export=WC
>to the buildpackage call

Well, but then one needs to be careful with the export-dir - in my case it is located inside of my working copy (and ignored in the .gitignore file) so I got a whole lot of errors related to some leftovers from previous builds:

dpkg-source: error: unrepresentable changes to source

However, I eventually got it working by removing the export-dir from my working copy and including the --git-export=WC option, which is a workaround, but we can improve it further, I guess.



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