dh-make-elpa - helper for creating Debian packages from ELPA packages
- dh-make-elpa [--pkg-emacsen] [make]
will try to create the files required to build a Debian
source package from an unpacked GNU Emacs ELPA package.
is an experimental script that performs a lot of guesswork.
You should throughly verify the contents of the debian/ directory before
% git clone -o upstream
% cd foo
% git reset --hard 1.0.0 # package latest stable release
% git branch --unset-upstream # detaches master branch from upstream remote
% dh-make-elpa --pkg-emacsen
% git add debian && git commit -m "initial Debianisation"
% git deborig
% dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc
- Default command if no command is given. Creates
debianisation from scratch. Fails with an error if debian/
directory already exists.
- Sets "Maintainer", "Uploaders",
"Vcs-Git" and "Vcs-Browser" fields in
debian/control according to the Team's conventions.
This option is useful when preparing a package for the Debian Emacs Addon
Packaging Team <https://pkg-emacsen.alioth.debian.org>.
- Specify the ELPA package version. Useful when upstream
failed to include either a Package-Version: header or a -pkg.el file.
- Upstream remote
- The remote for upstream's git repository should be called
'upstream'. You can use:
% git clone -o upstream https://foo/bar
Written and maintained by Sean Whitton <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
A great deal of the library code used by dh-make-elpa
, and its
object-oriented structure, comes from dh-make-perl
(1), written and
maintained by the Debian Perl Group.