.gitignore file in pkg-perl repositories?
On Tue, 2011-12-06 at 12:43 -0500, gregor herrmann wrote:
> On Mon, 05 Dec 2011 23:20:10 +0000, Robert James Clay wrote:
> > Regarding your comment about the .gitignore file; I started using
> > that when I switched over to using git for the Perl related work I was
> > doing. But perhaps it's better to use ~/.gitignore_global
> > and .git/info/exclude?
> I'll leave that question to our git experts; I just remember that some
> of them was not happy about adding .gitignore files to packages, ....
> For reference, my question in d/changelog reads:
> - .gitignore: not sure if this is a good idea, 1) it might clash with a
> potential future upstream .gitignore, and 2) it might hide problems
> (leftovers after builds)
I can see that there might be issues like that.
> http://pkg-perl.alioth.debian.org/git.html#tips___tricks also talks
> about a global excludesfile (added by dam in 515624a9;
I did see that note but since I was already using a .gitignore file
in the repository, I'm afraid I didn't think about the wider
implications of using it that way.
> but there's still F<~/.gitignore> mentioned ...).
That's what I ended up changing to, ~/.gitignore, plus
using .git/info/exclude for whatever might be specific to a repository.
('Course, now I need to check the other git repositories I have
RJ Clay ('Jame')