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Re: Packaging entirely via git



Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@metux.de> writes:

> Hi folks,
>
>
> is there already a way for maintaining debian packages entirely
> with git - without the orig tarball ?

Not what you mean -- although there is pristine-tar to enable one to
discard the actual tarball and recreate it from git later.

> As more and more projects are moving to git, this IMHO would make
> things easier for those projects.
>
> I'm currently (re)packaging wwwoffle, and optimially I'd just like
> to push a signed tag (to the debianized branch) and let the
> machinery run ;-)

You should probably read the thread starting here:

  http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2012/05/msg00828.html

as you can see, you're not the first to think that.  It seems like a
pretty good idea, if the issues can be solved.

Cheers, Phil.
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