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Re: RFC: DEP-14: Recommended layout for Git packaging repositories

Simon McVittie writes ("Re: RFC: DEP-14: Recommended layout for Git packaging repositories"):
> gbp-pq and git-dpm are the other way round: the tree can be built with
> dpkg-buildpackage, but the cost is that you have to commit in a way that
> isn't the normal git thing (either using a specific tool, or for the
> gbp-pq layout, dropping in pre-prepared patches and hoping they don't
> have conflicts, in the same way you might for svn-buildpackage).

dgit is capable of tacking a git tree that came from dpkg-source, and
which you have committed to in the normal way (eg as part of an NMU),
and turning it into one that dpkg-source can represent.

The latest version I have (unreleased, sadly, as there are a few more
things that needs finishing off) is capable of converting the git
commits individually into quilt patches, provided the extra history
you have added is `linear enough'.


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