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Re: darcs.debian.org broken?

On Sun, 19 Jul 2015, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> On Sun, 19 Jul 2015, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> > Speaking of which: Do you have any good suggestion about what the VCS
> > -Git field should actually say, given that we have one git repository
> > with packages in subdirectories?

> tbh, I wouldn't have done this. I don't see a good solution to make this work
> well, in opposite to svn it is not possible to checkout/address subfolders in
> git.

Fully Agreed.

It is a bad idea to have a single repository with one source package per
directory under git for many reasons: what doesn't outright break, becomes
awkward and slower due to the need to restrict git by pathspec everywhere.

It is also error-prone (git operates repository-wide), and a major waste of
resources in the developer side (network and storage) unless everyone in the
team is always working on everything.

Please seriously consider using the dgit recommended layout, and one
repository per source package.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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