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Bug#840523: debian-installer: undefined source format; .git/ may end up in source tarball

Control: severity -1 wishlist

Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> debcheckout's output lets you know you're getting a git repository. I'm
> not sure running debuild -S without -i/-I makes this an important bug in
> debian-installer…

Ok, I see.  This is perhaps only a desirable feature, then, for anyone
who likes to work that way with Debian packages.

> I don't like the idea of unneeded boilerplate in source packages just
> because dpkg developers want to force v3 onto people so badly.

I see.

> In case someone wants to merge this, I would like to see this very
> carefully reviewed for possible side effects. Getting an error during
> the next release, or worse a regression only seen afterwards, would
> really be annoying.

Since I needed to make a new jessie-kfreebsd upload of debian-installer,
stripping the .git/ directory out of the source tarball, I can try out
this patch (3.0 native and .tar.xz) with that to begin with.

Steven Chamberlain

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