Re: Status of dgit (good for NMUs and fast-forwarding Debian branches)
Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> My understanding is that the current policy implies that the
> 'dpkg-source -x' -> './debian/rules clean' -> 'dpkg-source -b'
> round-trip should be idempotent for all practical purposes,
This is idempotent for many packages because dpkg-source -b ignores file
> just as the './debian/rules build' -> './debian/rules clean' round-trip
> should be. So if ./debian/rules clean does something to a checkout of
> your branch, then that branch seems not to be a complete representation
> of the source package.
I don't believe that follows. Both the Git branch and the source package
can contain files that will be immediately removed with debian/rules
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>