[Bf-committers] blender-snapshot

Dan Eicher dan at trollwerks.org
Mon Feb 21 09:44:31 CET 2011

Here's a patch (http://www.pasteall.org/19364/diff) that does the
rename plus a couple other little things to make a valid and signed
package from a 'make package_debian' -- assuming one has their gpg
keys set up properly.

I've been using it successfully with those changes and it should also
work if someone wanted to upload to a launchpad ppa using 'dput
ppa:foo/ppa blender_2.56+svn35006-bf_i386.changes'.


On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 12:24 AM, Campbell Barton <ideasman42 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dan, since you added the debian package spec best you to make decisions on this.
> If its a simple rename I can commit otherwise send in a patch.
> On a related topic, just moved release/VERSION vars into BKE_blender.h
> This way we can construct version strings from scanning the header in
> either format...
>  "2.56a-beta" - external release name we use on blender.org.
>  "2.56.2" - internal version string using subversion, internal blender use.
> the string thats currently 'beta' could be used to detect if blender
> is a release or not for generating packages.
> the value could be set to 'alpha/beta/rc/release', and check for
> 'release', to made a package without the svn revision included.
> I'd rather not become too involved in packaging discussions, devs who
> maintain package spec's can choose which name, version string to use
> which fits with their own distro/package guidelines.
> - Campbell
> On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 9:21 PM, Dan Eicher <dan at trollwerks.org> wrote:
>> I'm pretty sure simply changing the name of the .deb package to
>> blender-snapshot doesn't actually fix the 'bug' that was reported.
>> >From what I understand the 'a' -- i.e. 2.49a -- was the issue and not
>> the package name which the debian folks solved by converting the
>> subversions to numbers, 2.49a = 2.49.1, 2.49b = 2.49.2, etc...
>> And, to top it all off, the blender-snapshot package conflicts with
>> the regular (stable) blender package so you can't even have two
>> different versions installed which is the only valid reason I can come
>> up with to have a different name.
>> To summarize, the issue is the way *blender* names releases and has
>> nothing to do with the debian package (which is what I said multiple
>> times in the bug report).
>> So, not a bug and as author of the original patch I'd appreciate if
>> the name were changed back.
>> Dan
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> - Campbell
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