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

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Thu Nov 5 08:42:04 UTC 2009

On Thu, Nov 05, 2009 at 08:37:17AM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
>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 
>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 

I use Sid, both on my underlying system and in the cowbuilder chroot.

When switching to format 3.0, .dpkg-source-applied was left behind in my 
git source.  I interpret from your mail above that I can simply delete 
that file and expect it to not appear again in my git source later?

  - Jonas

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