Re: quilt 3.0 source format and dpkg-source/dpkg-buildpackage
Russ Allbery <email@example.com> writes:
> Felipe Sateler <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
apt-get source foo
APT: Oh, foo is a git source
git clone http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/git/main/f/foo