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




On Tue, 2019-04-30 at 12:05 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Sean Whitton writes ("Re: Preferred git branch structure when upstream moves from tarballs to git"):
> > On Mon 29 Apr 2019 at 02:12PM +01, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > > 
> > > I think (but don't know) that the answer is that if your queue drops to
> > > zero you have effectively flipped back to the dgit-maint-merge world.
> > > If you find you want to go the other way then I'm less clear (except
> > > perhaps that is `git debrebase convert-from-dgit-view` and then commit
> > > to non-debian/ as usual?).
> 
> When your queue is empty, dgit-maint-merge and dgit-maint-gbp are
> equivalent and dgit-maint-debrebase is "very close".
> 
> When you go from git-merge to separated-patches, you have to create
> the additional information: the split of the delta into separate
> patches with commit messages.  However, I guess as the user you have
> already figured that out and what you want is to know that you can
> turn git-merge into
>   separated-patches but currently with one patch with
>     an autogenerated commit message
> and then you would use normal git-fu to rework that into the desired
> pretty patch series.

Ack, yes.

> > Do you think it would be helpful to add sections to both the -merge and
> > -debrebase manpages saying this stuff?
> 
> I think we should have a separate manpage.  This kind of conversion
> stuff is (hopefully) used rarely.

Assuming some x-refs from the relevant places that seems perfectly
sensible too me.

Ian.