Guido Günther writes ("Re: Intent to commit craziness - source package unpacking"): > On Mon, Oct 03, 2016 at 04:15:08PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote: > [..snip..] > > Recommends: pristine-tar (>= 0.5) ...> > > > pristine-tar has been declared unmaintainable by its original > > author and abandoned. ... > > Certainly dgit users do not need pristine-tar. But our dependency > > system does not allow us to honour only direct Recommends and not > > transitive ones. > > Looking at git.debian.org I found plenty of users. I did an archive > import of sid during Debconf and was only ran into 20 pristine-tar > failures (bugs yet to be filed).
Interesting. > From the discussions at DC16 we're on our way to make this a hard > dependency: > > http://lists.sigxcpu.org/pipermail/git-buildpackage/2016-July/000143.html > > The only thing I can think of (since we will keep support for not using > pristine-tar nevertheless) is using: > > Recommends: pristine-tar | dgit I'm not sure of the logic behind that. I don't think dgit helps much with the kind of tasks that pristine-tar helps with. > > Recommends: cowbuilder <= jessie > > Recommends: cowbuilder | pbuilder | sbuild <= sid ... > gbp buildpackage has integration with pbuilder/cowbuilder (via > git-builder) and I know people are using it since its better integrated > into gbp since you don't need additional and it's documented in the > manual. The sbuild dependency is there to have people not pull in > cowbuilder/pbuilder so they can use --git-builder=sbuild. Ah. > Not sure what can be done here. It sounds like it should be left as-is, TBH. > > Depends: devscripts > > > > devscripts is very full of commands with poor namespacing. It > > also has an enormous dependency chain. > > > > Unfortunately dgit has a dependency on devscripts too. Maybe we > > should work to take the pieces of devscripts that we really need > > and put them in something else, or something. > > We're mostly using dch with "gbp dch" and I would also be happy to have > the dependency chain shortened. If it were my package, and that was all I depended on devscripts for, I would drop it entirely. I think it's fair to expect someone who uses `gbp dch' to install the package containing dch. But this is a matter of taste. dgit has a much harder dependency because dgit push uses dput. Ian. -- Ian Jackson <ijack...@chiark.greenend.org.uk> These opinions are my own. If I emailed you from an address @fyvzl.net or @evade.org.uk, that is a private address which bypasses my fierce spamfilter. _______________________________________________ vcs-pkg-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vcs-pkg-discuss