Re: [PATCH 4/4] debian: add generic rule file

From: Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
Date: Wed Jul 17 2019 - 10:17:01 EST

On 16.07.19 14:34, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:


> In practice, that's not going to be a problem for most distributions.
> The traditional way Debian-derived systems have done builds is
> completely outside of git. So there will be a linux_5.2.orig.tar.gz
> and a linux_5.2-1.debian.tar.xz. dpkg_source -x will first unpackage
> the orig.tar.gz, and then the debian.tar.xz, and if the second
> overwrites the first, it's no big deal.

ACK. IIRC they already filter out debian/ directories when generating
upstream tarballs - other upstreams already provide their debian/
stuff, too.

> First, once it's checked in, I expect changes to the default
> debian/rules file will be relatively rare.

ACK. I currently don't see much reasons for future changes. If anybody
sees something missing, just let me know, and I'll take it up for the
next review round.


Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
Free software and Linux embedded engineering
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