I am working on creating a new package and I have chosen use the
'dgit-maint-merge' method of packaging (see dgit-maint-merge(7) in the
This method (and some of the other dgit(1) recommended methods)
generates the initial packaging out of a checked out git repository,
rather than an unpacked upstream tarball in a versioned directory and
I would like debmake to have an option to support this method and just
setup the debian directory with the templates filled in. Maybe such an
option would require -p and -u to get the package name and version since
it might not be able to determine them from the directory/tarball, that
would be OK I think. It might also not be able to distinguish between
debian native and upstream packages either, so might default to upstream
unless -n is specified.
What do you think?