[Pkg-octave-devel] Moving to git-buildpackage for octave

Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso jordigh at octave.org
Tue Nov 8 08:11:33 UTC 2011

2011/11/8 Sébastien Villemot <sebastien.villemot at ens.fr>:

> I don't really see what is the value added in having the same DVCS
> between upstream and Debian, since in practice the two repositories do
> not share any history (the Debian repository only stores the upstream
> tarballs, not the whole upstream history).

That's exactly what I want to change, to share the packaging branch
between the two repositories. That way we can regularly build packages
straight from the Savannah branch and update the packaging branch with
whatever changes it may need, and then the Alioth branch can just pull
from the Savannah branch.

Yes, this is ok, this is not harmful, many other projects work closely
with upstream like this.

- Jordi G. H.

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