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Re: Introducing dgit - git integration with the Debian archive

On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 08:10:14PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:
> > I would have expected dgit to support pristine-tar
> > directly/automatically/unconditionally.  Any system that requires me to
> > download the same information (== the upstream source) both from a VCS
> > repository and the archive in order to get a fully-formed source package for
> > upload is a non-starter.
> AFAIK you don't actually need the bit-identical .orig.tar.gz to build
> the > -1 uploads of a package. You only need a tarball that contains the
> identical files as the .orig.tar.gz. Which can be generated from a
> tag or branch with the same contents. Perhaps dgit should arrange for
> that to be checked in automatically the same way it checks in the
> debinized source tree?

I'd hope that the hashes of the .orig are part of the > -1 .dsc, even if
not of the .changes (only with -sa).

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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