Bug#681664: unblock: tig/1.0-2
On Sun, 2012-07-15 at 12:51 +0200, Sebastian Harl wrote:
> Please unblock package tig (an ncurses-based Git repository browser).
> The new upload (version 1.0-2) fixes a regression introduced in 1.0
> which more or less renders tig unusable to display the revision history
> of a single file. The changes apply an upstream patch available from
> upstream's Git repository. See the attached debdiff for details.
> I considered switching to 3.0 (quilt) format the smallest change in
> order to cleanly apply the new patch. I hope that is fine for you.
Well, just applying the changes to the upstream source would have been
the smallest change, although admittedly possibly not as clean from a
later maintenance perspective.
Rule #1 on the freeze policy document says "please do not make changes
to the package that are not related to fixing the bugs in question"; I
guess one could stretch an argument that making it a separated patch is
related, but mmv as to how suitable it is.