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PROGRAM:

NAME


cvs-upgrade - upgrade a debian source package kept in a CVS repository

SYNOPSIS


cvs-upgrade [options] <package name> <upstream version> [<debian revision>]

DESCRIPTION


This manual page explains the Debian cvs-upgrade utility, which is used to upgrade Debian
source packages in a CVS repository. It expect a properly conditioned new upstream sources
in the cvs-buildpackage work directory

The upstream sources are imported to the vendor branch and tagged
upstream_version_<upstream version> with all dots translated to underscores. At this point
the cvs-upgrade utility pauses automatic actions, since manual intervention is required to
resolve any conflicts that may have occurred. It reminds the user about checking out the
sources, resolving conflicts, and tagging the debianized sources, using
debian_version_<upstream version>-<debian revision> with all dots translated to
underscores.

Please note that this command does not actually change the working directory, or any
checked out copies. If you do not have a working directory, you may simply do the
following manually:
cvs co -jupstream_version_<OLD-VERS> -jupstream_version_<NEW VERS> <PKG>

If you already have a checked out working directory, please do:
cvs update -d -jupstream_version_<OLD-VERS> -jupstream_version__<NEW VERS>

cvs-upgrade expects the package name, upstream version, and, if relevant, the Debian
revision on the command line. It also expects to find a properly conditioned new upstream
source archive, in .orig.tar.gz format, in the cvs-buildpackage working directory. Please
note that the cvs-buildpackage work directory referred to here is the scratch directory
where this program works, not the directory that the human uses to work in.

cvs-upgrade reads the same config file /etc/cvsdeb.conf as the the other cvs-* utilities
do. People may use of the dry-run option to inspect the steps this utility takes.

Combined with the companion utilities cvs-buildpackage and cvs-inject, this provides an
infrastructure to facilitate the use of CVS by Debian maintainers. This allows one to keep
separate CVS branches of a package for stable, unstable, and possibly experimental
distributions, along with the other benefits of a version control system.

CAVEATS


Please note that the current behaviour of cvs-upgrade is to ignore files that match the
default list of file name patterns to be ignored (this is built into cvs); and that any
.cvsignore files in the upstream sources shall be honoured. This should be fine as long as
upstream sources do not include files that match CVS ignore patterns and yet should be in
the sources. The current list of ignored file name patterns is:
RCS SCCS CVS CVS.adm RCSLOG cvslog.* tags TAGS .make.state .nse_depinfo *~ #* .#*
,* _$* *$ *.old *.bak *.BAK *.orig *.rej .del-* *.a *.olb *.o *.obj *.so *.exe *.Z
*.elc *.ln core

If you wish to modify this behaviour, there are ways to do this (you should see CVS
documentation).

o) The per-repository list in `$CVSROOT/CVSROOT/cvsignore' is appended to the list, if
that file exists.

o) The per-user list in `.cvsignore' in your home directory is appended to the list,
if it exists.

o) Any entries in the environment variable $CVSIGNORE is appended to the list.

In any of the places listed above, a single exclamation mark (`!') clears the ignore
list. This can be used if you want to store any file which normally is ignored by CVS.
Also, any .cvsignore file found in the source directory is also honoured.

OPTIONS


-h Print out a usage message.

-m If present, this option directs this program to include the latest
debian changelog, if any, into the commit message. This overrides the
environment variable CVSDEB_USE_CHANGELOG

-M<module> The name of the CVS module. This argument overrides the settings in
the environment variable CVSDEB_MODULE. There is no corresponding
config file variable.

-F There are two things CVS may choke on symbolic links and CVS
directories in the source tree. Also, there are times when one may not
want to honour the upstream .cvsignore files. Without this option, the
cvs-upgrade program shall exit with an error message. This option
causes cvs-upgrade to ask whether you want to delete the offending
files. If you answer y, it removes them and continues; else it shall
exit with an error message. This argument overrides the settings in
the environment variable CVSDEB_FORCECLEAN, which in turn overrides
the setting in the configuration file, conf_forceclean.

-T<tag> The CVS tag to use for exporting sources, rather than constructing one
from the version. This assumes you know what you are doing.

-U<tag> The CVS tag to use for the upstream tag, rather than constructing one
from the upstream version. This assumes you know what you are doing.

-x<prefix> The name of the default CVS prefix. This argument overrides the
settings in the environment variable CVSDEB_PREFIX, which in turn
overrides the setting in the configuration file, conf_prefix.

-R<root directory> Root of the original sources archive. We expect to find the
<package name>_<version>.orig.tar.gz file under
<root directory>/package name>/ unless the cvs-buildpackage work
directory has been set, or we want to export the original sources from
the vendor branch of the CVS tree. If the cvs-buildpackage work
directory is set anywhere, (command line, configuration file,
environment variable), the root directory value is ignored, since we
only need the root directory to set defaults for the work directory.
This argument overrides the settings in the environment variable
CVSDEB_ROOTDIR, and the configuration file variable conf_rootdir.
Please note that the cvs-buildpackage work directory referred to here
is the scratch directory where this program works, not the directory
that the human uses to work in. This should probably not be a sub dir
of CVSROOT, since cvs shall refuse to export packages there, and the
script shall fail.

-W<work directory> The working directory, into which the sources will be exported out of
CVS and which should contain the original
<package name>_<version>.orig.tar.gz Please note that it is not
essential to have the original sources, as this script will check out
the vendor branch version tagged as upstream_version_<version>
(without the Debian revision). Setting this variable overrides the
settings for the root directory. This argument also overrides the
settings in the environment variable CVSDEB_WORKDIR, and in the
configuration file variable conf_workdir. This should probably not be
a sub dir of CVSROOT, since cvs shall refuse to export packages there,
and the script shall fail.

-d<number> Turn on debugging output. This lists the version numbers, the work and
root directories, as well as the CVS tag used to export the sources.
This overrides the DEBUG variable in the configuration file.

-ctp Include package_ at the start of the CVS tag. This overrides the
CVSDEB_PACKAGEINTAG environment variable and the conf_forcetag
configuration file option. The default is not to include the prefix.

-n The no exec (or dry-run) option, causing cvs-upgrade to print out all
actions that would be taken without actually executing them.

-v Make the utility more verbose.

CVSDEB_IMPORTSUBSTMODE
You are also allowed to specify an environment variable,
CVSDEB_IMPORTSUBSTMODE, that overrides the default substitution option
of -ko -d. This is useful when you want to import a package that has
a bunch of binary files in the source tree (like emacs or rscheme).

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