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Re: [ANNOUNCE] git-deb: a Git importer for Debian packages

NB took off the debian-snapshot@ ml

On Thu, 24 Oct 2013, Gabriel de Perthuis wrote:
> I've written a tool to import Debian packages into Git:
>     git clone deb::mypackage

cool -- thanks!

> It does a faithful import of the package history from
> snapshot.debian.org.  There is some agressive caching built-in, and a
> bit of logic to rebuild the history graph from changelogs.  It is also
> able to deal with most quirks in the upload history, like missing source
> packages, missing .dsc files, and obsolete keys.

could you please briefly summarize how it is different from

git-import-dscs --debsnap

(from git-buildpackage) which has been out there for years?

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