Re: [PATCH] proposed v3 source format using .git.tar.gz
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.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 (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>