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

On 4/29/19 11:18 AM, Gard Spreemann wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.)
>  Best,
>  Gard

What I found the most easy way is to just use whatever branching names
upstream is using, and *never* store them in Salsa. If you need upstream
repository, you can simply run a ./debian/rules fetch-upstream-remote,
and most of the time, the only thing you need, is merging a tag. What I
push to Salsa are upstream tags only, which is enough.


Thomas Goirand (zigo)