Robie Basak writes ("Re: patches-applied historical imports (usd import)"): > Right now, we're accepting rich history only for Ubuntu-specific > commits. I don't think we have really considered yet what would be best > for Debian. But in the future, if Debian is interested in the same > mechanism, then the same would apply to Debian's ancestory trees. I > don't see any reason why it wouldn't make sense for Debian to do the > same thing here.
When Debian has its own complete and ongoing git history, with a mixture of rich and imported histories, you will obviously want to fold that into your ongoing Ubuntu history. How do you plan to do that ? > The applied branches (created on your request) has the unapplied branch > as a parent (sort of like git-dpm does), so the same > non-reproducible-ness filters through. Right. > I believe it does currently, unless Nish steps in to correct me. So this > part could indeed be the same. However, I think the same rich history > case above applies here too. We're not doing it right now, but if a > maintainer wants to supply rich upstream commits (for example by > connecting upstream's VCS to the commit graph), then I think this is > something the importer could support. And in this case, the commit > hashes would start to mismatch. Indeed. I don't think this can be made perfect but the more we make it similar the better. dgit's imports of tarball are always origin commits, with a separate commit to stitch them into history. That allows for a different import of the same tarball to have different parents, but still share the same tarball origin commit. Thanks, 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 email@example.com http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vcs-pkg-discuss