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Re: Survey: git packaging practices / repository format




Ian Jackson <ijackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Ian Jackson writes ("Re: Survey: git packaging practices / repository format"):
>> David Bremner writes ("Re: Survey: git packaging practices / repository format"):
> ...
>> > With unmodified upstream files in the main branch, plus debian/*, but
>> > usually no d/patches, I use git-debcherry to generate a quilt series at
>> > dsc build time.
>> 
>> I think I understand this one a bit better than the one above.[1]
>> What constraints are there on the main branch, for this to work ?
>
> Also, how do you move to a new upstream version ?

use git merge, typically from an upstream tag, or from a debian specific
upstream branch with tarballs imported on top of upstream history.