On 25 April 2010 08:27, Reinhard Tartler <siret...@tauware.de> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 23:05:29 (CEST), Harry Rickards wrote:
>> There is a lintian warning with lives - missing-debian-source-format.
>> This is fixed by adding a debian/source/format. Should I put '1.0' in
>> the file or put '3.0 (quilt)' and switch to 3.0. Does this just
>> involve removing the '--with-quilt' from debian/rules, removing the
>> build depend on quilt and removing README.source?
> this has been recently discussed on this list, mainly between jonas and
> me. Jonas was a strong proponent of format 3.0, while I think
> git-buildpackage is not ready (enough) for it.
> As a compromise, Jonas proposed to unpatch in the 'clean' rules such that
> a 'debclean' returns the working copy to a state that is ready to be
> examined with 'git status'/'git commit' commands.
> While I can live with this compromise, I'm not very fond of having
> different sets of packages with different packaging policies under our
> team umbrella. We currently have some packages in dh6-style, some in
> dh7, some in cdbs, and this format discussion is adding yet another
> dimension of variability. So if we agree on moving to format 3.0, I
> think we should properly document this and convert all packages
> gradually.

I'll just put format 1.0 for the moment then, if that's agreeable with everyone.

Harry Rickards - ha...@linux.com
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