Guido Günther writes ("Re: git-buildpackage / dgit integration"):
> On Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 03:46:46PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > * .gitignore: We agree that the source package should contain
> > .gitignore if the git tree does. (dgit requires this.)
> > If the way that gbp does builds currently ends up with .gitignore
> > missing from source packages, this needs to be fixed.
> I do wonder if this is an open issue? I looked at git trees
> containing .gitignore and they ended up in the source package.
> In case the Debian maintainer modifies .gitignore this will then end up
> as a quilt patch of course.
Thanks for looking at this. My summary was inaccurate. If _upstream_
have a gitignore then it does indeed end up in the package. But if
the gitignore is created or changed by the maintainer, the default -I
omits it, I think.
I haven't tried this with gbp yet. (I'm currently wrestling with some
dgit misbehaviour with 3.0 single-debian-patch.) If I'm wrong then
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