Release Script

Michael Pyne mpyne at
Sat Jul 7 20:04:42 UTC 2012

On Saturday, July 07, 2012 18:27:42 Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto wrote:
> >>> I think we did it for a time. At least i remember some " a new
> >>> snow storm, a new snapshot" commits by dirk. But no idea how
> >>> they got released/packaged.
> >> 
> >> Yes, you did that in the past and we really disliked it.
> > 
> > Could you find out how they were named back then for me? Just for
> > information.
> > 
> > Mike
> I can't recall the names used back then, but I'm pretty sure they
> included the svn id in the names and dir inside the tarball.
> I tried asking in #gentoo-kde but no one got back to me so I can't
> help with that.

You can look at for an example of what 
they used to look like (packagename-svn-$revno.tar.bz2).

This was made easier by later having symlinks available (packagename-
svn.tar.bz2) (added by myself :P, see svn revision 458465 of kde-
common/release/dosnapshot) but I can confirm it was a pain in the ass from a 
scripting perspective.

Of course for packagers they wouldn't be using Subversion snapshots but plain 
tarball snapshots, although those suffer the same issues. In fact it was worse 
because the directory name that was extracted to was unpredictable (e.g. 
kdeadmin.tar.bz2 extracts to kdeadmin-1233410/).

 - Michael Pyne
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