Process for handlng fakesyncs
martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Sat Feb 13 18:43:34 GMT 2010
Emmet Hikory [2010-02-14 2:54 +0900]:
> 1) The term "fakesync" is only to be used when applying Debian
> packaging to an Ubuntu tarball when a sync would fail and adding a
> single changelog entry
That's a good idea. Other usages, like uploading a VCS snapshot are
confusing, and not really "syncs".
> 2) A fakesync should use a revision of "-Xfakesync", and appropriate
> tools should understand the semantics of this revision to perform sync
> or merge correctly
This seems like a good idea. This regularly confuses me as well.
> 3) Prior Ubuntu changelog entries should be dropped when performing a fakesync
Agreed, otherwise it wouldn't be a sync.
> 4) There needs to be some review and clarification on the use of
> source-maintainer-mangling for fakesyncs and rebuilds
My common sense tells me that we should keep the Debian diff.gz as-is
(except for the single "fake sync" changelog entry), including the
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