* Ian Jackson <ijack...@chiark.greenend.org.uk> [161231 01:57]:
> What I was suggesting was that users should, as an alternative, be
> able to do the build themselves rather than via dgit, and still get
> the .gitignore included.
To highlight a point that I think is quite important here: adding
-i.git/ instead of the default is at least for 3.0 (quilt) packages
is not about including the .gitignore.
The effect it has (and what I understand the thing you want), is that it
will make a build *fail* if there is a .git-ignore file that has a
different content than the .orig.tar.* (or is not included in the form
of a debian/patches/ file). Because when it is no longer an ignored
derivation between unpacked source and current clean working directory,
it is by definition an fatal error. (Unless one was to reintroduce the
annoying, error-hiding, error-introducing 'generate new patches at build'
Bernhard R. Link
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