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

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:

> 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.

apt-get source foo
  APT: Oh, foo is a git source
       git clone http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/git/main/f/foo


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