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Re: Standardizing the layout of git packaging repositories

Matthias Urlichs <matthias@urlichs.de> writes:

> I do wonder, though, how many DDs would rather switch to a preferred
> form of "the debian branch of a git repo, based on the upstream VCS,
> with all changes as git commits". No debian/patches. Source format: a
> tarball with the FOO.git directory (not compressed, as "git repack"
> already does that).

I used to do that and then exported it via single-debian-patch to 3.0
(quilt) format.  I changed *to* debian/patches because I believe it's
superior.  It's somewhat harder to maintain, but it's vastly better for
communicating to upstream or to other distributions.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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