[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: dpkg patch

On Sun, Nov 04, 2007 at 03:50:18PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Ian Jackson wrote:
> > Many packages nowadays are maintained by teams sharing a revision
> > control system.  When this happens many others who work with the
> > package end up using the same RCS to prepare NMUs, local versions,
> > etc.
> > 
> > So I think in these cases the fact that a particular RCS is being used
> > is a fact about the package and not about the person doing the work.
> > It should be stored with the package.
> Well, we do store such info in the package, via the new Vcs- fields. I
> probably wouldn't mind if dpkg-source looked at those and turned on
> appropriate ignores.. Some people might argue that such a behavior would
> need to be disabled in some cases.

How about a new "Vcs-Git-Ignore: yes" field (or something more clearly
named)? I think I agree that this is better in the control file than in
random files in debian/.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

Reply to: