Re: DEP14 policy for two dots
On 09.11.2016 [23:38:30 +0000], Ian Jackson wrote:
> Nish Aravamudan writes ("Re: DEP14 policy for two dots"):
> > Thank you! We will follow the same in the Ubuntu tooling used by the Server
> > Team.
> Great, thanks.
> Can I ask you a rather unrelated question ? AIUI you are working on
> importing Ubuntu's history into git. That's great.
Yep, our original use-case was 'Ubuntu merges' where there is some
Ubuntu delta from the Debian package has has to be maintained and
reapplied to new Debian publications.
> Can you confirm what approach you have taken to the representation of
> Debian source packges as git trees ? I would like to encourage you to
> use a representation which is compatible with dgit.
I think we are fairly compatible. The only difference would be the
actual git commits themselves, I think, because we treat Launchpad as
our canonical source of information, while dgit uses the Debian archive
> That is, the git tree object should look exactly like the results of
> `dpkg-source -x', except that the .pc directory which dpkg-source
> creates for `3.0 (quilt)' packages is deleted.
Yes, we use `dpkg-source -x --skip-patches` on an appropriate DSC file
for both Debian and Ubuntu publications. That is the tree we commit with
appropriate parents (as determined by Launchpad's publication history
and the d/changelog file).
> It would probably be nice if the commit history structure of imported
> source packges was a bit like the dgit imports. Or better if it were
> identical, but that's probably too much to ask for because you
> probably do not want to make dgit 2.x a dependency for your project.
I will spend some time next week looking at what dgit imports look like,
but I'm guessing they are not the same currently.
> I encourage you to try out dgit 2.x and see what you think of its
> efforts for some existing source packages. Eg `dgit clone libvirt
I will do this soon, to compare, thanks!
P.S. Totally a plug, but I will be hosting a UOS talk about the importer
and git trees next week: