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Re: Bug#861729: unblock: win32-loader/0.8.3

Didier 'OdyX' Raboud <odyx@debian.org> (2017-05-04):
> Le mercredi, 3 mai 2017, 11.54:16 h CEST Cyril Brulebois a écrit :
> > A couple of things (feel free to follow up only to debian-boot and me):
> >  - debian/files is left over after building a source package; while I
> >    know mostly nothing about dpkg-genbuildinfo, it feels a bit weird
> >    compared to all other d-i packages which leave a clean git tree after
> >    a source build;
> This seems like a bug in dpkg-genbuildinfo to me, as I'm not doing anything 
> spethial in win32-loader with regards to this. I noticed this 'debian/files' 
> leftover in plenty of my packages, but didn't find time to properly 
> investigate.

This might be, yeah. If it's really needed to create the source package,
I think it'd be fair to get rid of it afterwards…

> >  - does it make sense to force bzip2 for the source tarball? It dates
> >    back to 2011, so was probably an improvement over gz, but now that we
> >    have xz, just using that would probably make sense?
> Oh yes, absolutely. Is it a change we want in stretch?

I have no idea whether this could affect by-hand processing (I can't
see why but I occasionally lack some imagination), but using standard
compression everywhere would look reasonable to me;

(All I see in dak.git is scripts/debian/byhand-win32-loader with a
check on win32-loader_*.{exe,txt})


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