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Re: Feedback on 3.0 source format problems

Nikolaus Rath <Nikolaus@rath.org> writes:
> On Jan 02 2017, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:

>> Furthermore, it forces a rebased, clean representation of the patches,
>> which I for one hugely prefer to the mess that you get if someone was
>> packaging in Git and just randomly commits things directly to the
>> packaging branch intermixed with merges from upstream.  A few releases
>> done that way will leave you almost completely unable to extract a
>> rebased patch set against the current upstream source.  (I have made
>> this mistake so many times with my own packages.)

> Have you tried to use git-debcherry in those situations? I have tried it
> in some simpler cases and worked very well, but I'd be curious if anyone
> has tried it on larger and more complex repositories.

I haven't (in fact, hadn't heard of it).  I've at this point redone all of
my packages to export quilt series as the archive source format, so I no
longer have a great test case for this.

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

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