On Sun 2018-02-04 20:34:32 -0400, David Bremner wrote:
> Daniel Kahn Gillmor <d...@fifthhorseman.net> writes:
>
>> ---
>>  debian/clean | 1 +
>>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>>  create mode 100644 debian/clean
>>
>> diff --git a/debian/clean b/debian/clean
>> new file mode 100644
>> index 00000000..c5797567
>> --- /dev/null
>> +++ b/debian/clean
>> @@ -0,0 +1 @@
>> +debian-build/
>> -- 
>
> That seems to be something specific to git-buildpackage. The
> gbp-buildpackage man page claims that the default is to remove that
> directory after building. Perhaps someone more familiar with
> git-buildpackage can figure out why that's not happening.

agreed, it is specific to git-buildpackage because of the following two
lines in debian/gbp.conf:

    # Directory for performing the build
    export-dir = ./debian-build

if gbp removed the directory after building, though, there would be no
artifacts left to review, sign or upload.  so that doesn't make sense
either.

those lines have been there since 2608bfe95 (in 2010) when
debian/gbp.conf was created.  maybe the right thing is just to remove
them, so that gbp buildpackage will default to whatever the user's
default build location is?  (usually ../, iiuc).

Any objections to removing the export-dir directive from gbp.conf?

        --dkg

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