[Pkg-bazaar-maint] Bug#1031913: brz-debian: deb-new-upstream does not respect setting in ${HOME}/.gitconfig

Andreas Tille tille at debian.org
Sat Feb 25 08:50:53 GMT 2023

Package: brz-debian
Version: 2.8.76
Severity: normal
X-Debbugs-Cc: Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at jelmer.uk>


thanks to Jelmer Vernooij who pointed me to deb-new-upstream which is
used in janitor I tried this program as a promising replacement for
manually parsing uscan output in routine-update.

I realised that simply calling deb-new-upstream does some commits to
an existing Git repository with authorship

    <localuser at localhost>

This is extremely unusual since I've set

$ head -n3 ${HOME}/.gitconfig 
        name = Andreas Tille
        email = tille at debian.org

and all commits should simply belong to my Debian ID.  I woud expect
that any Git commits done ony my system are respecting my .gitconfig.
Am I missing something?

Kind regards

-- System Information:
Debian Release: bookworm/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (50, 'buildd-unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 6.1.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU threads; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE not set
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages brz-debian depends on:
ii  brz                  3.3.2-2+b1
ii  devscripts           2.23.2
ii  dpkg-dev             1.21.20
ii  fakeroot             1.31-1
ii  patchutils           0.4.2-1
ii  pristine-tar         1.50
ii  python3              3.11.2-1
ii  python3-apt          2.5.2+b1
ii  python3-breezy       3.3.2-2+b1
ii  python3-debian       0.1.49
ii  python3-debmutate    0.65
ii  python3-distro-info  1.5
ii  python3-psycopg2     2.9.5-1+b1
ii  python3-yaml         6.0-3+b2
ii  quilt                0.67+really0.66-1

Versions of packages brz-debian recommends:
ii  libalgorithm-merge-perl      0.08-5
ii  python3-dulwich              0.21.2-1+b1
ii  python3-launchpadlib         1.11.0-1
ii  python3-upstream-ontologist  0.1.35-1

Versions of packages brz-debian suggests:
pn  debcargo  <none>

-- no debconf information

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