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




On 4/30/19 9:55 AM, Adam Borowski wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 09:04:09AM +0200, Thomas Goirand wrote:
>> 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.
> 
> Why?  I strongly disagree: having the upstream tree in the same repo
> as packaging is awesome. It lets you mix patches both ways with no effort.
> Having the upstream tree at home but not pushing it deprives contributors
> who are not you of this comfort.

It's basically useless, since upstream repository is just one command
away, with the upstream URL documented in debian/rules.

Cheers,

Thomas Goirand (zigo)