[Aptitude-devel] aptitude debian/ packaging repository moving to something else (probably git)

Daniel Burrows dburrows at debian.org
Sun Apr 18 15:43:25 UTC 2010

  Hi all,

  *PLEASE NOTE: this email only concerns the repository used to create
Debian packages, which is separate from the repository where active
aptitude development takes place.  Most of you won't be affected at

  I just noticed that hg-buildpackage has been removed from Debian (as
the result of setting up a new development workstation that hadn't been
linearly upgraded from the days of etch).  I could switch to
mercurial-buildpackage, but it looks like there's no way to save my
history anyway, so there's no particular reason to stay with mercurial.
And I actually would prefer git to mercurial these days.

  So, I'm currently considering moving to git-buildpackage.  The whole
git toolchain feels a little cleaner to me and appears to have more
support from the community at large.  I'm hoping that it'll be a long
time before I have to switch VCSes because the tools I use were

  The 0.6.2 release is going to be created without any VCS for the
Debian package, as a stopgap measure until I figure out exactly what to
do and get a new toolchain set up.


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