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

On Sun, Oct 07, 2007 at 10:05:32AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Oct 2007 19:16:13 -0400, Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> said: 
> > I've been working on making dpkg-source support a new source package
> > format based upon git. The idea is that a source package has only a
> > .dsc and a .git.tar.gz, which is just a git repo.
> > 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:
>         I do not yet grok git, so could someoe tell me what this means
>  in terms of, say, CVS or arch? What is a $CVS.tar.gz file contain when
>  the we are using CVS?

I think this only really makes sense for distributed revision control
systems. For arch, the .arch.tar.gz would contain the {arch} directory,
perhaps with a few adjustments similar to those being made in the git
and bzr modules.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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