ubuntu: branches lacking history with upstream branches

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Thu Sep 22 23:14:34 UTC 2011

On Thursday, September 22, 2011 06:42:48 PM Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> >   This would more closely mirror how
> >
> > packages are managed in Debian.  However, I'd still want
> > `bzr branch ubuntu:gtimelog` to give me the full source.  I wonder if
> > nested branches are the answer here.  One trick would be that I'd only
> > want the source from the upstream branch based on a particular
> > tag.  E.g. I might have unreleased changes in lp:gtimelog, but I want to
> > base ubuntu:gtimelog (and the source package built from it) to work off
> > the 0.7.0 tag or some such.
> The practice of versioning debian/ only mostly seems to happen if the 
> VCS used is SVN. Even then, there are a couple of teams that import the 
> full upstream source into SVN.
> I think I've seen more Git repositories that include the full source 
> than repositories that don't.

For Kubuntu we use /debian only bzr repositories.  No one seems interested in 
going to full source.

Scott K

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