Improving Merging page

Bug #925322 reported by Paolo Sammicheli on 2012-02-02
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Ubuntu Packaging Guide
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Bug Description

I've done merges with grab-merge for previous cycle and I tried to make a merge following this guide:

http://developer.ubuntu.com/packaging/html/udd-merging.html

IMHO it's too brief in bzr commands since the user of that page may be newcomers starting learning packaging through Merges and Syncs.

Info I missed in this page:
 * How to login with bzr
 * How to grab the Ubuntu package sources
 * A better explanation of commands "status" "diff" "resolve" "conflicts"

I found the old guide and the infos you get with grab-merge much more communicative. I didn't answer myself about how to see differences between debian-base and ubuntu-base. Also the infos about how to request a sponsoring should be improved, I hadn't complete the process so I can't help about what's missing right now.

Thanks in advance

tags: added: udd
Barry Warsaw (barry) wrote :

There are other pages in the packaging guide that talk about some of these things, e.g.

http://developer.ubuntu.com/packaging/html/getting-set-up.html

and

http://developer.ubuntu.com/packaging/html/udd-getting-the-source.html

I'm not sure how much of a bzr tutorial the packaging guide should include but if the above isn't enough, then perhaps we need a link to the Bazaar documentation.

tags: added: merging
Barry Warsaw (barry) on 2013-01-25
Changed in ubuntu-packaging-guide:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
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