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Re: Preferred git branch structure when upstream moves from tarballs to git




On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 11:18:48AM +0200, Gard Spreemann wrote:
> For one of my packages, I maintain two public git branches: one is
> upstream/latest, where I've been importing upstream's released tarballs,
> and the other is debian/sid that contains the packaging.
> 
> Recently, upstream has finally started using git. What is the
> recommended way for me to maintain a sane branch structure for the
> packaging repository while starting to use upstream's git master as the
> upstream branch to follow?
> 
> (My first thought is to track upstream's master as upstream/latest-git
> or something, and start merging from that into debian/sid, but I don't
> know if there's a better way.)

Naming doesn't really matter -- automated tools know only about the
packaging branch, and that's specified in the Vcs-Git field.

So it's mostly about workflow.  Here the opinions differ greatly, and it's a
fine area for flamewars.  There are those who swear by gbp, while for me
that's a monstrosity -- my personal preference is raw git, where updating to
a new upstream is "git merge v3.14.15", with all git goodness like
cherry-pick or bisect working unmolested.  But workflow choices are many.


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