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


On Wed, 10 Oct 2007, Phillip Susi wrote:
> Adeodato Simó wrote:
>> * Phillip Susi [Wed, 10 Oct 2007 14:25:46 -0400]:
>>> Why go into it half assed by packaging git inside the old format?
>> Because otherwise the change won't happen (TM).
> Why is that a bad thing?  What good does it do to have the git repo packed 
> inside the source archive?  How is that any better than just using git 
> yourself and leaving the archives alone?

Because Debian is all about cooperation and making the git repository
available is an essential step in the process. We currently use
alioth.debian.org for that purpose but it's not related to our standard
packaging process and the logic to go further is either the idea of Joey
(upload git repository as source) or someone in ftpmaster that implements
a direct connection between a git repository and incoming, so that we can
upload packages throught a git repository (and thus have a real canonical
git repository for a given package).

We can rarely affort to design from scratch and must take into account
various parameters... such as nobody has done the second variant yet while
Joey did the first one.

Raphaël Hertzog

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