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Re: Converting to dgit

On Tue, Jan 03, 2017 at 04:33:39PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> I'm unconvinced that any of that work would really be avoided via other
> mechanisms.  The most time-consuming part is rebasing and squashing
> related changes together into one coherent diff, but that's going to be
> just as hard with any of these tools since the hard work is semantic and
> requires thought, not just repository manipulation.

Also IME that hard work is made significantly easier by having a curated
patch series that keeps the Debian changes in semantically-separate
chunks.  (Especially true for cases like OpenSSH where some of the
patches correspond to externally-maintained patch sets - though in
practice upstream for said patch sets has been fallow for some time, but
at least in theory!)

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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