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Re: [PATCH] proposed v3 source format using .git.tar.gz

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> writes:

> My implementation adds a new 3.0 version source format. A 3.0 format
> debian source package can consist of any files allowed by formats 1 and
> 2, but may also contain .$VCS.tar.gz files. To build a version 3 source
> package, a new field is needed in debian/control:

> Format: 3.0 (git)

> The bit in parens specifies that it should use the git backend, which is
> currently the only one available. That backend is in the
> Dpkg::Source::VCS::git perl module.

It's a little disturbing to have content in parentheses be significant in
a format based on RFC 822, although we have broken this "rule" elsewhere
(most notably in dependency fields, of course).

I think this is a great idea, although I can't comment on the code

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

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