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Re: Survey: git packaging practices / repository format

On 28.05.19 17:51, Ian Jackson wrote:> While trying to write the dgit
FAQ, and some of the relevant docs, it
> has become even more painfully obvious that we lack a good handle on
> what all the different ways are that people use git to do their Debian
> packaging, and what people call these formats/workflows, and what
> tools they use.
> Can you please look through the table below and see if I have covered
> everything you do ?


I'm always cloning the upstream repo, branch off at their release tag
and add all necessary chanages as individual git commits - first come
the generic (non-deb specific) patches, then the deb specific ones.
No text-based patches, or even magic rewriting within the build process.
The HEAD is exactly the debianized source tree, which is then fed to


Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
Free software and Linux embedded engineering
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