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tips - Debian Perl Group tips and tricks


INTRODUCTION

This is a small guide describing functions, aliases and scripts used by Perl team members to make life easier when packaging perl modules.

Contributions are welcome.

If you think you are using an interesting script or such, feel free to add it on this page.


1. Scripts

A lot of useful scripts can be found in the pkg-perl-tools package, either as

    dpt $subcommand

or in /usr/share/doc/pkg-perl-tools/examples.


2. Aliases

    # download upstream tarball and import it into git-buildpackage
    alias git-uscan='gbp-pull ; git-import-orig --uscan ; rm ../*.tar.gz'
    # quickly edit your aliases/functions
    # presumes ~/.aliases is loaded on shell startup
    alias ale='vim ~/.aliases; unalias -a; source ~/.aliases'


3. Functions

    # afsp = apt-file search $perl; obsolete since `dh-make-perl --locate'
    function afsp {
        apt-file search $(echo "/$@" | sed -e 's|::|/|g ; s|-|/|g ; s|$|.pm|') | uniq
    }
    # extract package details. used in the rest below
    pkg_info()
    {
        dpkg-parsechangelog|grep ^$1|cut -f2 -d' '
    }
    # run lintian and diffstat on the package built in pbuilder result/
    # directory
    # package name is deduced from ./debian.
    # all argumentts are given to lintian
    lpdb()
    {
        local PKG=`pkg_info Source:`
        local VER=`pkg_info Version:|sed 's/^.\+://'`
        local ARCH=`dpkg-architecture -qDEB_HOST_ARCH`
        local PDB=/var/cache/pbuilder/result
        local CMD="lintian $@ -I --color=auto ${PDB}/${PKG}_${VER}_${ARCH}.changes"
        echo $CMD
        $CMD
        if [ -e ${PDB}/${PKG}_${VER}.diff.gz ]; then
            echo diffstat ${PDB}/${PKG}_${VER}.diff.gz
            diffstat ${PDB}/${PKG}_${VER}.diff.gz
        else
            echo Native package.
        fi
    }
    # show upstream/debian/binary differences between the version in the
    # archive and the built package in pbuilder result/ directory
    # package name deduced from ./debian/
    dpdb()
    {
        local PKG=`pkg_info Source:`
        local VER=`pkg_info Version:|sed 's/^.\+://'`
        local ARCH=`dpkg-architecture -qDEB_HOST_ARCH`
        local PDB=/var/cache/pbuilder/result
        BINS=`awk '/^Package: /{print $2}' < debian/control`
        TMP=`mktemp -d`
        trap "rm -r $TMP" INT TERM QUIT
        (cd $TMP && apt-get -t sid -d source ${PKG})
        ( echo "UPSTREAM DIFF"; debdiff -w $TMP/*.dsc ${PDB}/${PKG}_${VER}.dsc \
            | filterdiff -x '*/debian/*' ) \
                | tee $PDB/${PKG}_${VER}-upstream.diff | colordiff | less -R
        ( echo "DEBIAN DIFF"; debdiff -w $TMP/*.dsc ${PDB}/${PKG}_${VER}.dsc \
            | filterdiff -i '*/debian/*' ) \
                | tee ${PDB}/${PKG}_${VER}-debian.diff | colordiff | less -R
        ( cd $TMP && mkdir -p archives/partial && for b in $BINS; do apt-get -o Dir::Cache=. -o Debug::NoLocking=1 install --reinstall -y -d -t sid $b/unstable; done )
        ( cd $TMP && for p in $BINS; do echo "DEBDIFF $p"; echo "============"; debdiff --wl archives/${p}_*.deb ${PDB}/${p}_${VER}*.deb; echo; done ) \
            | tee ${PDB}/${PKG}_${VER}-deb.diff \
            | less -R
    }
    # debc on the package in the pbuilder result/ directory
    cpdb()
    {
        local PKG=`pkg_info Source:`
        local VER=`pkg_info Version:|sed 's/^.\+://'`
        local ARCH=`dpkg-architecture -qDEB_HOST_ARCH`
        local PDB=/var/cache/pbuilder/result
        echo debc ${PDB}/${PKG}_${VER}_${ARCH}.changes
        debc ${PDB}/${PKG}_${VER}_${ARCH}.changes|less
    }
    # sign and upload the package from pbuilder result/ directory
    # any arguments are passed to debsign (-k $SELF useful when sponsoring)
    spdb()
    {
        local PKG=`pkg_info Source:`
        local VER=`pkg_info Version:|sed 's/^.\+://'`
        local ARCH=`dpkg-architecture -qDEB_HOST_ARCH`
        local PDB=/var/cache/pbuilder/result
        echo debsign $* ${PDB}/${PKG}_${VER}_${ARCH}.changes
        debsign $* ${PDB}/${PKG}_${VER}_${ARCH}.changes
        echo dupload --to debian ${PDB}/${PKG}_${VER}_${ARCH}.changes
        dupload --to debian ${PDB}/${PKG}_${VER}_${ARCH}.changes
    }
    # upload package from pbuilder result/ directory to local apt reposutory
    # useful for making packages in NEW available to pbuilder
    lupdb()
    {
        local DEST
        DEST=$1
        if [ -z "$DEST" ]; then
            echo "Synopsys: lpdb DEST"
            return 1
        fi
        local PKG=`pkg_info Source:`
        local VER=`pkg_info Version:|sed 's/^.\+://'`
        local ARCH=`dpkg-architecture -qDEB_HOST_ARCH`
        local PDB=/var/cache/pbuilder/result
        reprepro -b /disk1/test-repo/$DEST include sid ${PDB}/${PKG}_${VER}_${ARCH}.changes
    }
    # run development version of dh-make-perl
    dh-make-perl-dev() {
        local DHMP=~/work/debian/pkg-perl/apps/dh-make-perl
        PERL5LIB=$DHMP/lib $DHMP/dh-make-perl --data-dir $DHMP/share "$@"
    }


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