Commit 2036d2ee by Santiago Rodriguez

README.md : updated to show the current workflow

parent 54664cce
## Introduction
This set of scripts are helpers that modify and compile those packages coming
This set of scripts are helpers that modify and create the source packages coming
from the Ubuntu upstream which need it. It might be because they contain
non-free stuff, references to Ubuntu that need to be changed, or because we
want the package to work our way.
......@@ -9,20 +9,29 @@ This helpers are similar to some of those in the [gNewSense](http://www.gnewsens
some ideas and even some lines from them. If you plan to build an Ubuntu
derivative of your own, we suggest you to use Builder instead of this helpers.
All packages in this list are in the appropriate blacklist in the repository
updater, so they never enter into the repo from upstream and need to be
compiled with this helpers and pushed into reprepro. This helpers also need
to be run by hand - and the results tested - any time the repo watchdog warns
about pending updates from upstream.
Once a new package is added, it takes priority over the original one from Ubuntu,
so they never enter into the repo from upstream and need to be
compiled with this helpers and pushed into reprepro.
To add a package to the list, just copy one - `make-apache2` is a good template -
and rename it to `make-sourcePackageName`. To send the file back to us, or to
include any modification into the current scripts, use `bzr diff` and send
the output as an attachment to trisquel-devel@listas.trisquel.info. You need
to join the mailing list to send messages to it.
To add a package to the list, follow the [CONTRIBUTING](https://devel.trisquel.info/trisquel/package-helpers/blob/belenos/CONTRIBUTING.md) guidelines.
## Steps
Those are the steps done by the helpers:
1. Create local apt configuration, so you don't need to be root to run the helpers
2. Get the ubuntu and trisquel gpg keys
3. Get the source packages from their original repo
4. Uncompress them
5. Apply the changes described in the helper
6. Re-package it, adding "triquel$VERSION" version string
## Recommendations
* You don't need to use sudo in order to run those scripts, but some extra packages are needed:
`sudo apt-get install dpkg-dev sed git rpl devscripts quilt patch`
* Take care to use the right sourcePackageName, many source packages produce
several binary packages. `apt-cache showsrc binary-package` can help you.
* If possible, use sed to replace chains in the upstream source without the
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would actually be shown to the user. Avoid replacing copyright statements!
* Try to write your replacements in a way they might work in future versions
of the upstream package. Well written regexps and sed will help with that.
* Some of this packages require the lsb to match Trisquel values. Edit the
`/etc/lsb_release` accordingly, or run the helpers in a Trisquel box.
* You can - and maybe should - run this scripts inside a chroot.
* You can test your changes by doing them inside the _PACKAGES/sourcePackageName/source/_ directory,
and running `dpkg-source -b .`, before being added to the helper script
## Netinstall
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Then we push the results into the Trisquel repository and run the script
`make-debian-installer` to build the final images.
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