Re: Status of dgit (good for NMUs and fast-forwarding Debian branches)
Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org> (2013-09-18):
> Julien Cristau writes ("Re: Status of dgit (good for NMUs and fast-forwarding Debian branches)"):
> > No, I mean the upstream tarball contains autotools-generated files that
> > debian/rules deletes (and that aren't in my, or upstream's, git tree).
> > dpkg-source ignores removals when generating the debian diff, so they're
> > extracted by dpkg-source -x, but since the first step after that is
> > pretty much always debian/rules clean, they're irrelevant.
> If your source package contains the files, and your git tree does too,
> then you will find that debian/rules clean generates a dirty git tree.
> How do you deal with this problem at the moment ?
That would be silly, but that isn't what Julien is concerned about.
See the first two lines.