Re: Feedback on 3.0 source format problems
Brian May <email@example.com> writes:
> No, my understanding that is git pq is something quite different, and
> does not maintain the history of changes in git - except by commiting
> the debian/patches/* files. It is a while since I looked at this in
> depth however.
That's correct. gbp pq is equivalent to maintaining the upstream patches
as a Git branch that you rebase against each new upstream version. You
retain some history of changes to those commits (unlike a pure git rebase
branch) in commit messages of the exported patches, but only as the commit
messages on commits of diffs (so not hugely human-readable).
> "gbp pq" is probably way better then using quilt however.
I like it because quilt is a fairly primitive revision control system, so
while it has tools for rebasing patches, they're not very good compared to
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>