[SCM] pd-zexy/master: preserve autom4te.cache
dr at jones.dk
Tue Sep 27 18:50:01 UTC 2011
On 11-09-27 at 08:33pm, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> On Di, Sep 27, 2011 at 18:57:14 (CEST), Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > On 11-09-27 at 06:49pm, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> >> On Di, Sep 27, 2011 at 17:30:51 (CEST),
> >> zmoelnig-guest at users.alioth.debian.org wrote:
> >> > The following commit has been merged in the master branch:
> >> > commit ce6b55f7d5eaed7c6d805e920cc93607a33e408c
> >> > Author: IOhannes m zmölnig <zmoelnig at iem.at>
> >> > Date: Tue Sep 27 17:13:52 2011 +0200
> >> >
> >> > preserve autom4te.cache
> >> >
> >> > which is in the upstream tarball though it never should have
> >> > gone there...
> > [snip]
> >> Why not deleting it in the clean target and remove it from the
> >> packaging (i.e., 'master') branch?
> > IMO a noble ideal to preserve upstream sources as pristine as possible.
> we do that in the upstream branch, and use pristine-tar.
> Deleting it from the branch worked best for me in the past and avoids
> annoying warnings from git.
"branch" is a VCS term.
What I am talking about is not (only) to preserve (when possible)
pristine upstream source in VCS, but also as shipped source package.
I.e. to not "remove it from the packaging" as you explicitly seem to
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