[Pkg-shadow-devel] out of my depth

Serge E. Hallyn serge at hallyn.com
Wed Sep 21 17:10:51 UTC 2016

Quoting Mattia Rizzolo (mattia at debian.org):
> On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 11:13:22PM -0500, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> > Ok, the new copy on mentors
> > 
> > https://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/s/shadow/shadow_4.4-1.dsc
> > 
> > is not yet ready (at least three patches need to still be fixed) but
> > may be close.
> Be aware that for my help to happen in a decent time you really need to
> give me a git repository.
> I might as well dget that .dsc, but I'd rather avoid it.  The git repo
> is already there, please use it, trying to stick to "standards" like
> gbp.

As I said I do intend once the pkg is complete to import the dsc back
into git, but for now git was getting in my way.  I'm hoping after this
release to get to a point where all patches are stored as git commits
instead of as quilt patches, which should make merges trivial.

I'v had no trouble using git for qemu (among others, but qemu is the
most ... interesting up to now) merges, but in this case it was
really slowing me down.

For now I'm waiting for the vietnamese translations and a patch from
Dimitri.  If those don't come by this weekend I'll ignore the translations
and write a new patch myself.

> Also please remember to incorporate the NMUs.  They are not on git at

Yes I intend to import those as separate commits into git.

> least, but I do expect to see them tagged and the changes present in
> master one way or another (that's my view on NMUs and git at least.  I
> don't need to see the actual tagged uploads in the master branch, though
> I think that for this case I'd branch out at debian/4.2-3 ,
> `gbp import-dsc` those 2 NMUs and merge back).
> Then, every DD have his own workflow :)  But I know other people once
> used to me are happy enough, after all I just ask to be mindful and use
> git :>
> So: please push your changes, then I'll have a look myself.

I'm aiming for this weekend.


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