On 20 Jun 2016, at 2:11 PM, Dmitry Smirnov <only...@debian.org> wrote:
> 
> On Sunday, 19 June 2016 9:59:30 PM AEST Martín Ferrari wrote:
>> On 19/06/16 20:47, Dmitry Smirnov wrote:
>>> I would be happy to upload updated package but I've noticed that
>>> "upstream" branch follows upstream history so "gbp import-orig" would
>>> break it and I'm not sure how to handle such repository configuration...
>> 
>> I have just done it. These are the steps:
>> [...]
> 
> Thank you, Martin. :)
> 
> I think your procedure could be improved if "git merge upstream/2.1"
> is modified with "--squash" to produce one neat merge commit to "master"
> instead of flood of upstream commits that make it difficult to identify
> packaging-related commits. Merge from upstream branch that follows upstream
> history makes it difficult to review packaging changes therefore I see it as
> counter-productive especially for team-maintained packages. I do not mind
> having full upstream history in "upstream" branch but not in "master"...

I agree with Dmitry here.  A single merge commit makes it much easier to
keep packaging commits separate from upstream commits.

>> I am just confused
>> as to why you removed the Build-Using field in control..
> 
> Because it was used on arch-all -dev package shipping sources...
> 
> Built-Using on -dev packages is an artifact of older versions of dh-make-
> golang which do not add "Built-Using" to -dev packages any more.

Can we make this part of the packaging policy?  I'm happy to remove
Built-Using when updating -dev packages.  It's pretty handy when
analysing packages that produce binaries, but it doesn't make much
sense for packages that are just source.


Tim.

> 
> Anyway "Built-Using" is not meant to be used with -dev packages. Built-Using
> field is usually applied to binaries incorporating portion of another package
> or built using another package without explicit dependency.
> -dev packages should already depend on all related -dev dependencies.
> 
> --
> Cheers,
> Dmitry Smirnov.
> 
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