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Re: New package maintainer (assistant)

On Sun, 02 Dec 2012 18:04:45 +0100, Thomas Koch wrote:

> gregor herrmann:
> > > run pristine-tar commit with the downloaded tarball against
> > > upstream/$VERSION
> > What's the advantage of this approach over just using
> > git-import-orig?
> As I said, that the debian packaging shares git history with upstreams master 
> branch.

Ah, sorry for missing this.

I was just a bit surprised by the manual untarring/removing/copying
> I don't see any disadvantage with this approach, only that there's no 
> automated toolset yet AFAIK. Having upstreams history included shouldn't 
> consume much more disk space then the git-import-orig approach.
> Actually I just filled wishbug #694955 to let git-import-orig support this 
> workflow.

Hm, isn't this (at least partially) already covered by
git-import-orig's --upstream-vcs-tag option or git-build-package's

Cf. file:///usr/share/doc/git-buildpackage/manual-html/gbp.import.html#GBP.IMPORT.UPSTREAM-GIT

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