Some more queries on packaging with Git

Joey Hess joey at
Mon Oct 22 16:45:06 UTC 2007

martin f krafft wrote:
> svn-buildpackages builds in build-area/packagename-0.12 which is why
> the files end up in build-area. I never understood why they do that
> instead of using the -i/-I flags properly and generate the stuff
> from the same tree.

Some packages cp -a lib debian/package/usr/lib/package and this leaks
.svn directories into the deb. DH_ALWAYS_EXCLUDE can avoid this, but
is admittedly a hack. This can happen with git too, but is less

There are other reasons, but that's the best one IMHO. Although I
build all my packages from working copies.

see shy jo
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