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

Felipe Sateler <fsateler@gmail.com> writes:
> On Mon, 2009-12-28 at 22:40 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> I think the way forward for Git-maintained packages is the 3.0 (git)
>> format, but changed to ship a bundle.  That way, relevant branches and
>> history can be included, and Git is fairly space-efficient so the
>> additional cost of doing so isn't that bad.

> Why go through the hassle of creating a git format when patching dak to
> import a VCS-signed tag (which may be mor difficult, I agree) is much
> more efficient?

That doesn't solve the same problem as near as I can tell.  That's a
replacement for the upload process, but once dak has imported the signed
tag and has a copy of the repository, now what?  How is that data
represented?  How is it distributed to Debian systems that want to
download the source package?  I think you end up reinventing 3.0 (git) as
a format for redistributing the thing that dak has pulled as a signed tag.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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