[Debian-olpc-devel] Bug#485028: Bug#485028: Source format "3.0 (quilt)" allowed in testing/unstable

Raphael Hertzog hertzog at debian.org
Thu Nov 5 07:37:17 UTC 2009

On Wed, 04 Nov 2009, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Version: 23-1
> On Wed, Nov 04, 2009 at 07:36:15PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> >the new source format "3.0 (quilt)" is now allowed in
> >testing/unstable and having all packages buildable with the new
> >format is a release goal
> >(http://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals/NewDebFormats).
> This is great news!
> I will not, however, switch to the new format just yet - it seems to
> work fine with git-buildpackage, but I am uncertain how to deal with
> the .dpkg-source-applied in git (best to add a gitignore file or
> include it with source?), and also I do not really have the time to
> fix errors that might lurk still to be discovered.

The .dpkg-source-applied should not be included anywhere. In fact it will
be auto-ignored when creating the source package (even if it exists), i.e.
it will not be included in the debian.tar.gz that's created.

I don't see why it would end up in your repository (except if you're using
lenny, as dpkg-source was creating the file at build time too, by

> But I tested and verified that this concrete bug is no longer: local
> cdbs snippet copyright-check.mk only warns about changes (except
> when DEB_MAINTAINER_BUILD is enabled).

Indeed, it converts just fine.

Raphaël Hertzog

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