Moving files in a recipe

Asked by Thomas Karl Pietrowski

I work for the Kivy project as a packager and I'd really want to move our packaging files to git, where all source is hosted.
But the problem is that our debian files are not at the root of our branch, but located here: kivy/tools/packaging/linux/debian

Tried to nest-part the same branch but fails as expected:

So the question is as launchpad does not provide the "run" command:
How can I move files/folders in a recipe, e.g. to move my debian folder to the root?

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Best William Grant (wgrant) said :

It's not currently possible to nest files from a branch into itself (bug #771568), nor is it possible to move files or directories manually. You'll probably need to maintain a separate branch with a debian directory that you can use nest or nest-part on.

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Khurshid Alam (khurshid-alam) said :


Will it work for different branch? For example:

nest-part readme lp:nginx/stable docs/text/README README


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Thomas Karl Pietrowski (thopiekar) said :

Thanks William Grant, that solved my question.