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Re: Workflow with debian/ in VCS

Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@metux.de> writes:

> I really wonder, why you don't just track everything in a VCS
> like git, set the Debian changes (to the source tree) ontop the
> upstream release tag and simply add the control files ?
> And when a new upstream release comes, simply rebase.

Rebase, or re-writing history, loses valuable information.

I think it's the job of a VCS to preserve that information, and I avoid
workflows that entail routinely losing information.

Not to mention that re-writing a repository's history is inconsiderate
to any downstream branches from the same repository.

 \        “Of course, everybody says they're for peace. Hitler was for |
  `\      peace. Everybody is for peace. The question is: what kind of |
_o__)                                peace?” —Noam Chomsky, 1984-05-14 |
Ben Finney

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