Re: RFC: DEP-14: Recommended layout for Git packaging repositories
Matthias Urlichs <email@example.com> writes:
> Raphael Hertzog:
>> About pristine-tar
>> If the package maintainers use the pristine-tar tool to efficiently
>> store a byte-for-byte copy of the upstream tarballs, this should be
>> done in the `pristine-tar` branch.
> Please discourage the use of pristine-tar. The format is fragile and can
> suffer from bit rot.
I strongly disagree with this advice. pristine-tar is hugely helpful, and
is something we should continue to support, advocate, maintain, and use.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>