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Re: Popularity of bzr-builddeb and dh-make

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> The last time I complained about non-pristine-tar git package repos on
> IRC, I was told that pristine-tar doesn't scale.  So apparently in git
> usage, folks haven't worked out that the unpacked upstream source should
> be tracked as a branch instead of trying to track a pristine-tar delta
> against the upstream git branch directly.

What did you mean by that last sentence?  I was unable to parse it.  In
particular, I think I don't understand the difference between "tracked as
a branch" and "track a pristine-tar delta against the upstream git
branch," which both sound like they mean the same thing.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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