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Re: Reducing allowed Vcs for packaging?


On Mon 27 Feb 2023 at 12:17AM +01, Diederik de Haas wrote:

> But AFAIK the Debian Xen Team does use dgit (not surprising given dgit's
> maintainer (and author?)) ... and that drives me insane.
> I'm very sure that is due to me not understanding the concepts/idea/etc, but I
> can't wrap my head around it and it feels *to me* like it constantly rewrites
> the (git) history and then does a `git push -f` ... every time.
> I once referenced a patch by number (and a short description iirc) and on the
> next push, that patch had a different number, thus messing up my commit msg.
> The most confusing thing for/to me is that it completely rearranges the commit
> sequence, so I can't follow the changes that happened over time.
> Right now in https://salsa.debian.org/xen-team/debian-xen/-/commits/master
> HEAD~30 (and the 2 commits before that) are the most recent (and to me the
> most relevant), but HEAD~9 was made 8 YEARS ago.
> I may learn dgit in time, but that'll probably be a (long) while.

This is not dgit.  This is git-debrebase, an experimental tool.

Russ's comments about dgit are not at all connected with the
(legitimate) issues with git-debrebase you describe.

Sean Whitton

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