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Re: why do people introduce stup^Wstrange changes to quilt 3.0 format


On Thu, 17 May 2012 16:52:02 +0200
Gergely Nagy <algernon@balabit.hu> wrote:

> Git does have a complete view. What the above does, is tell
> dpkg-source to fold any changes made to the upstream sources into a
> single patch. Since the git tree already has the patches applied
> (with upstream sources on a different branch, most probably), it has
> a full view.

> This basically folds whatever patches the git tree has over upstream,
> outside of debian/ into a single file. That's about it. Since that
> file is generated, it has no business staying in git.

I find it a very bad idea, as then it's very hard to track what patches
we have applied. And no, VCS history doesn't help at all as we see
*all* the patches ever applied or not, and also upstream changes
sometimes. For that reason I prefer keeping patches themselves tracked
as well, or I even (mostly) unapply them so the source in the VCS is

WBR, Andrew

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