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Re: Moving package with quilt to new upstream version

On Wed, 15 Sep 2010, Giuseppe Sacco wrote:
> > IMO, you should try to get yourself better acquinted with quilt before
> > using it, or you can end up with a mess.
> Right. That's why I am testing this process while upstream only produced
> and rc version.

I've found that using dpkg-source format 3.0(quilt) inside a git tree
can be really annoying (do you commit the tree with patches applied or
unapplied? [unapplied works better for *my* workflow] either way, the
tree will be dirty for git at annoying times), BUT it helps a DAMN GREAT
DEAL to keep quilt in check, enough that I do it for every package I
take care of.

And "git clean -x -d -f ; git reset --hard" is a *MUCH* faster way to
clean up messes when a patch fails to apply and doesn't revert, than
anything I've ever used before.  It is also much faster than debclean.
Note: it will kill any non-git-commited changes.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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