[pkg-go] Bug#827697: Bug#827697: golang-github-shirou-gopsutil: Please update to latest release

Dmitry Smirnov onlyjob at debian.org
Mon Jun 20 04:11:37 UTC 2016

On Sunday, 19 June 2016 9:59:30 PM AEST Martín Ferrari wrote:
> On 19/06/16 20:47, Dmitry Smirnov wrote:
> > I would be happy to upload updated package but I've noticed that
> > "upstream" branch follows upstream history so "gbp import-orig" would
> > break it and I'm not sure how to handle such repository configuration...
> I have just done it. These are the steps:
> [...]

Thank you, Martin. :)

I think your procedure could be improved if "git merge upstream/2.1"
is modified with "--squash" to produce one neat merge commit to "master" 
instead of flood of upstream commits that make it difficult to identify 
packaging-related commits. Merge from upstream branch that follows upstream 
history makes it difficult to review packaging changes therefore I see it as 
counter-productive especially for team-maintained packages. I do not mind 
having full upstream history in "upstream" branch but not in "master"...

> I am just confused
> as to why you removed the Build-Using field in control..

Because it was used on arch-all -dev package shipping sources...

Built-Using on -dev packages is an artifact of older versions of dh-make-
golang which do not add "Built-Using" to -dev packages any more.

Anyway "Built-Using" is not meant to be used with -dev packages. Built-Using 
field is usually applied to binaries incorporating portion of another package 
or built using another package without explicit dependency.
-dev packages should already depend on all related -dev dependencies.

 Dmitry Smirnov.


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