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

Obey Arthur Liu arthur at milliways.fr
Sun Apr 18 15:53:05 UTC 2010

On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 5:43 PM, Daniel Burrows <dburrows at debian.org> wrote:

>  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
> all.*
>  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
> abandoned.
>  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.
git-buildpackage works pretty well for me and is flexible enough to let me
abuse it in various ways. Importing the mercurial history shouldn't be too


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