On Tuesday, 15 August 2017 11:02:39 PM AEST Michael Stapelberg wrote:
> 6. I have come to appreciate pristine-tar, as it is the only reliable way
> (that I know of) to prepare uploads for packages which already have their
> orig tarball in Debian.

Then perhaps you should learn about `origtargz` utility from devscripts.

Also you can use 

    apt(-get) source {packagename}

to fetch uploaded package with tarball.

> I’d suggest we codify that pristine-tar is a requirement.

I found it disturbing and depressing to read proposals to enforce pristine-
tar workflow here and there...

IMHO pristine-tar is counter productive and maintaining it requires extra 
effort. It should not be made mandatory just like GBP should not be required 
to maintain Debian packages.
I'll expand further in separate email when I can...

 Dmitry Smirnov.


The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride
it, but in the end; there it is.
        -- Winston Churchill

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