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Re: Survey: git packaging practices / repository format

On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 12:20:23PM -0400, Sam Hartman wrote:
>     >> Perhaps we should update policy to say that the .orig tarball may
>     >> (or even "should") be generated from an upstream release tag
>     >> where applicable.
>     Andrey> This conflicts with shipping tarball signatures.
> Sure does.
> I can see the argument for caring about that if you're dealing with an
> upstream that does run make dist and publish official signed tarballs.
> There are a lot of upstreams though where the tarball is an afterthought
> or entirely not present.
> I hope we as a community can decide to go with the git rather than
> pressuring such upstreams to care more about tarballs.
I'm still not sure how useful and successful was the campaign for the
signed orig tarballs.


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