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Re: quilt 3.0 source format and dpkg-source/dpkg-buildpackage

On Mo, 28 Dez 2009, Iustin Pop wrote:
> Sorry to hear about your bad experience. I use the same workflow,
> git-buildpackage + 3.0 (quilt) and I have no problems so far.

Good for you.

> Are you using --git-export-dir? It seems not, and that you build the
> package in-place.

No, and it is nowhere mentioned on the wiki page.

Mind that git-buildpackage with normal 1.0 source format does NOT pollute
the git repository, so my expectation is that the 3.0 format does the
same, but alas, it doesn't.

> I use this snippet in my gbp.conf:
> [git-buildpackage]
> export-dir = ../build-area/

Thanks, good to know, I have added it now.

> > $ quilt pop -a
> > ... blabla cannot find bla bla...
> > $ git status
> > ...still a pain
> Maybe git reset --hard + removal of the .pc directory.

QUILT_PATCHES=debian/patches pop -a ; rm -rf .pc

does also the trick ... but it is a pain.

> > $ quilt new
> > ... bummer, there is now ./patches in my git repository
> My .quiltrc includes this:
>   QUILT_PATCHES=debian/patches

That is wrong, because I do other projects where I don't have my
patches in debian/patches ...

Is a DD expected to only use quilt in that mode? Arggg.

> Again, sorry to hear this experience - in my case, after reading the
> wiki page, it was a painless experience. And the new format seems

Well, because you had the gbp.conf stuff already in place, and the .quiltrc,
but nothing of that is mentioned in the Wiki.

> cleaner - no longer quilt-specific stuff in debian/rules, and a nice
> debian.tar.gz instead of a diff.

Beh, I disagree, the 3 different lines in debian/rules are NOT bad 
by itself, it shows that *something* is changed. And a nice debian.tar.gz,
what does it give you? Do you look at the files and enjoy their
artistic beauty? I don't care for what they look like, I upload them,
and as long as the tools can work with them, that is fine.

Well, de gustibus non disputandum est.

I will remain with 1.0 until I see a compelling reason

(In fact there is one, including binary files in .debian.tar.gz, but
since I only need that for the TeX Live packages, and svn-buildpackage
is not ready, I am hosed again)

Thanks for your very insightful remarks!!!

Best wishes

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
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