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Re: dgit and git-dpm (was Re: Standardizing the layout of git packaging repositories)

On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 07:17:49PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Brian May writes ("Re: Standardizing the layout of git packaging repositories"):
> > However, with git-dpm, no branch is ever destroyed. Every branch is always
> > merged into the Debian branch. The Debian branch itself always heads in a
> > single forward direction and this branch is never rebased. Furthermore,
> > because this is a pseudo-standard, everything can expect this is what will
> > happen.
> > 
> > See http://git-dpm.alioth.debian.org/ for details.
> I have an experimental version of dgit (not yet uploaded anywhere)
> which handles .pc differently: the dgit git tree does not contain .pc.
> I wrote some (frankly quite terrifying) code to reconstruct a .pc from
> the artifacts available to dgit (mainly debian/patches and ../*orig*).
> I used my new dgit to clone xwit (since that's listed as the example
> in the git-dpm page) and the dgit git tree for 3.4-15 is almost
> identical to that at the alioth tag debian-3.4-15.  There is one
> difference: dgit's tree does not contain .gitignore.  I don't think
> the lack of .gitignore is important for git-dpm users.  (Arguably it's
> a bug that git-buildpackage et al remove it.)

At which step does gbp remove .gitignore? It shouldn't and it doesn't
over here.
 -- Guido

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