Provided by: bikeshed_1.42-0ubuntu1_all
release-build - convenient script for "building" an upstream project, prior to release to Ubuntu
This script, along with its partner, release(1), require a particular set of project parameters to operate properly. * The project must use bzr(1) and http://launchpad.net * The project name, [FOO], must match its Launchpad project, http://launchpad.net/[FOO] * There must be a corresponding Launchpad team, also matching the same name, http://launchpad.net/~[FOO] * The team must have a PPA activated, named "ppa" * The project must use a MAJOR.MINOR versioning scheme
This script will work on a bzr(1) branch with debian packaging in the current directory. It will: * automatically determine the project/package name and version by parsing the debian/changelog file * clean out the build-area * create an original tarball * check the original tarball for common mistakes * build a local binary deb * build a set of source packages, for each of a set of supported Ubuntu releases After the script performs these actions, the next steps are printed to the screen, for the user to copy-and-paste. These steps include: * the command to install the package locally (for testing) * the release command, to move on and make it official * also the command to revert the changes to the debian/changelog
For sample projects/packages that use the release and release-build commands for publishing, see: * bikeshed * byobu * ecryptfs * musica * pictor * powernap * screenbin * testdrive
This manpage and the utility was written by Dustin Kirkland <firstname.lastname@example.org> for Ubuntu systems (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 published by the Free Software Foundation. On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL, or on the web at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt.