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From: Ian Jackson <ijackson <at> chiark.greenend.org.uk>
Subject: Re: Status of dgit (good for NMUs and fast-forwarding Debian branches)
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.debian.devel.general
Date: Wednesday 18th September 2013 13:49:47 UTC (over 3 years ago)
Ben Hutchings writes ("Re: Status of dgit (good for NMUs and
fast-forwarding Debian branches)"):
> Example from sgt-puzzles:
> 
> override_dh_auto_clean:
> 	! [ -f Makefile ] || $(MAKE) clean
> 	$(MAKE) -f Makefile.doc clean
> 	if [ -d .git ]; then				\
> 		git checkout HEAD $(AUTOGEN_FILES);	\
> 	else						\
> 		rm -f $(AUTOGEN_FILES);			\
> 	fi
> 	rm -f po
> 	dh_clean debian/substvars gamedesc.txt version2.def

OMG WTF BBQ

Although I can see that it will work, and work with dgit too.  Hmmm.
Maybe my initial reaction is overblown and I should be thinking "neat
hack".

IWBNI Policy had something to say about what assumptions a package's
build system is allowed to make about the contents of any .git it may
find.

Ian.
 
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