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Re: New package maintainer (assistant)

On Sun, 02 Dec 2012 10:41:00 +0100, Thomas Koch wrote:

> > I guess you create an upstream source tarball and use "git-import-orig"
> > to merge this into the 'upstream' branch of the debian git repo.
> I don't create an upstream source tarball. I download upstreams official 
> release tarball.
> Then the most simple thing to do is:
> - delete all files from the git repo besides .git
>   (make sure to also delete all dot files!)
> - unpack upstreams tarball
> - move all files (including dot files!) from upstreams tarball in the git repo
> - compare with git status
> - if git status does not report any differences (seldomly for java projects) 
> then just tag (signed!) the commit with upstream/$VERSION
> - if there is any difference, make a commit and tag this commit.
> run pristine-tar commit with the downloaded tarball against upstream/$VERSION

What's the advantage of this approach over just using

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