Robie Basak writes ("Re: "git ubuntu" wrappers [was: What to do with .git directories in source package uploads?]"): > On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 05:17:15PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote: > > Robie Basak writes ("Re: "git ubuntu" wrappers [was: What to do > > with .git directories in source package uploads?]"): > > > Before we adopt this I think we should consult more widely, though. > > What do you propose?
I'm not sure. The git list and/or debian-devel are obvious possible places to ask for opinions, gotchas, other uses of the same directory name, etc. > I'm partially contradicting myself by making an exception to the > default. If the default is "fail", as I suggest, then batch processing > archeology will become painful. A developer of such a script is unlikely > to know about the edge case until a batch job fails, and the same > principle applies to any other edge cases, of which there is a generally > increasing set. So there should be a "try not to fail" mode which such > an archeologist could enable that sets all relevant defaults > differently. Again, I don't follow why `fail' occurs. You seem to be suggesting that importing a .dsc containing a .git would generate ..git. (I assume that Launchpad would be taught to reject new introductions of \.+git other than in security support or ancient branches.) If someone has such an importer-generated tree, containing ..git, they can just use it and ignore the ..git. Surely that's why this is a good choice of directory name. If there are any non-historical packages containing .git directories, we should file bugs and get them fixed. Ian. _______________________________________________ vcs-pkg-discuss mailing list email@example.com http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vcs-pkg-discuss