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Re: Status of dgit (good for NMUs and fast-forwarding Debian branches)

On Wed, 18 Sep 2013, Ian Jackson wrote:
> I don't think removing .pc and debian/patches will DTRT because
> dpkg-source -x will produce a directory containing them.  dgit's idea
> of "the source tree from the source package" is "whatever dpkg-source
> -x produces".

You could decide that the canonical form that you want in git is
the output of "dpkg-source --skip-patches -x".

The vast majority of current git repositories are working that way.
debian/patches/ contains patches that are not applied in the git

It would avoid most of the problems you're having but it would feel
less "gitish" because you don't get to see the changes made by debian
in "git blame" and "git log" on the modified files.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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