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Re: Popularity of bzr-builddeb and dh-make

Chow Loong Jin <hyperair@debian.org> writes:
> On 19/10/2012 11:16, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> 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.

> I think he meant running pristine-tar commit with tarballs on upstream
> branches that share history with the upstream VCS repository, rather
> than the upstream branch that git import-orig maintains.

> But there shouldn't really be an issue with this kind of usage either --
> I've used pristine-tar with upstream VCS branches before for storing
> release tarballs.

Indeed, and with --upstream-vcs-tag, it's now easy to combine the merits
of both approaches.

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

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