• This suppose you have either a sid/experimental system with latest GNOME packages or a pbuilder experimental setup.

    • In a VM, enable experimental sources then:

      apt-get build-dep -t experimental gnome-shell
      apt-get install quilt git-buildpackage
    • For pbuilder:

      pbuilder create --distribution experimental --override-config
  • clone debian git in gnome-shell-debian

    git clone https://salsa.debian.org/gnome-team/gnome-shell.git gnome-shell-debian
  • create upstream/latest branch

    git co -b upstream/latest origin/upstream/latest
  • clone upstream git

    git clone https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-shell.git gnome-shell-git
    git submodule update --init
  • disable upstream VCS tag checking

    commit 3f53de522495a321bb962e5b9e4ddaca66957823
    Author: user <user@debian>
    Date:   Tue Apr 2 16:31:22 2019 +0200
        disable upstream VCS tag checking
    diff --git a/debian/gbp.conf b/debian/gbp.conf
    index b24011a15..904e0e5d0 100644
    --- a/debian/gbp.conf
    +++ b/debian/gbp.conf
    @@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
     pristine-tar = True
     debian-branch = debian/master
     upstream-branch = upstream/latest
    -upstream-vcs-tag = %(version)s
    +#upstream-vcs-tag = %(version)s
     sign-tags = True
  • import upstream repository

    gbp import-orig --verbose --upstream-version=3.33.0-4 --filter=.git --filter=.gitignore ~/Documents/gnome-shell-git/
                                          increase this at each build
  • disable all patches

    commit 31962cfec99808e57404a970c59202c8e40c1c76 (HEAD -> debian/master)
    Author: user <user@debian>
    Date:   Tue Apr 2 16:38:27 2019 +0200
        disable all debian specific patches
    diff --git a/debian/patches/series b/debian/patches/series
    index 2e1f1ebb9..e69de29bb 100644
    --- a/debian/patches/series
    +++ b/debian/patches/series
    @@ -1,8 +0,0 @@
  • build

    gbp buildpackage

    or with pbuilder:

    BUILDER=pbuilder gbp buildpackage --git-pbuilder --git-dist=experimental --git-arch=amd64 -nc
  • install

    sudo dpkg -i ../gnome-shell_3.33.0-4-1_amd64.deb ../gnome-shell-common_3.33.0-4-1_all.deb