[Aptitude-devel] Tools 2: VCS

Daniel Burrows dburrows at debian.org
Mon May 17 01:20:04 UTC 2010

On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 02:19:44PM -0700, Daniel Burrows <dburrows at debian.org> was heard to say:
>   According to this page, you can do it, but the Debian branch ends up
> being totally independent of the main development branch (i.e., no
> common ancestors), so it's really just two repositories in one.  It
> sounds like you end up storing all the upstream source twice, which
> would be bad for people just tracking development -- maybe a separate
> repository is better?  Anyone with more experience here is free to
> comment.

  I just realized that since git names files according to their
contents and coalesces duplicates, you actually end up with only one
copy of everything anyway.  So this is totally doable.


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