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

Joey Hess wrote:
> > Bonus points: rather than "debian/rules clean, create a diff, build",
> > have dpkg do "debian/rules clean, commit any uncommitted changes with the
> > commit message being the changes from the changelog, create a .git.tgz,
> > build" for git-source-format packages.
> I have a feeling that any auto-commit stuff should be controlled by an
> option. I'm *sure* that it would annoy some developers. No strong
> feelings about whether it should default on or off, though least suprise
> suggests *off*.

One problem with auto-committing is tags. Developers will probably
want to tag their release before doing the final release build, and
if dpkg-source then found and auto-committed a further change, the tag
wouldn't accurately match the release.

see shy jo

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