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

Ansgar Burchardt writes ("Re: Preferred git branch structure when upstream moves from tarballs to git"):
> Sam Hartman <hartmans@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > OK, I didn't hear that as an answer but think I'm coming to the same
> > conclusion that Ian did after reading your mail.
> > It sounds like you are talking about having the Debian packaging in a
> > separate repository from upstream.
> > Do I correctly understand the model you are talking about?
> I'll point to [1] for what complexity this avoids.  Try explaining that
> to someone without advanced Git knowledge...
>   [1] https://manpages.debian.org/unstable/git-debrebase/git-debrebase.5.en.html

I am getting increasingly unhappy with your tone, and with the thrust
of your arguments, in this thread.  Your messages feel very hostile to

In this message you are using the fact that I have written a
comprehensive data model specification, against me.  This is a
seriously bad thing to do.  You should be applauding me for providing
serious documentation for advanced users.

The obvious counter is the (still comprehensive, but user-facing)
tutorial manpage.  For example,
et seq.

An equivalently detailed and frank document about dpkg-source would be
a nightmare.


Ian Jackson <ijackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>   These opinions are my own.

If I emailed you from an address @fyvzl.net or @evade.org.uk, that is
a private address which bypasses my fierce spamfilter.