Can someone follow up on this ? That request says "it doesn't have huge changes but it would be nice to have it" is actually wrong since this v1.0 release actually adds Skylake support which is definitely a must-have rather than a nice-to-have feature. (At least for us).
Hmm, I can't update this in Debian unless I am NMUing the package of another maintainer, which I really don't want to do.
I could update this in PureOS, which would introduce a delta between Debian and PureOS.
The ideal solution would have been if the Debian maintainer had just updated the package...
Sorry, I haven't included my debian/ directory yet. I wanted to include a 'pristine' source. Of course I have added a patch, so it isn't pristine, but I wanted to get the source into salsa since there seems to be some movement with the ITA bug in Debian's bug tracker and hopefully we can all work with the same source.
Indeed. I used gbp to package flashrom for PureOS and will use it to package some other firmware. I still find the combination of git branching and Debian packaging confusing especially when one wants to package without .git and with debian/ :-|
That was a bit cryptic, sorry. I mean that in a binary .deb package you don't want your source control tool cruft left inside since it is extraneous and doesn't keep the original upstream source pristine. But, at the same time, you do want a branch that contains the debian directory since that is where the control file and other debian files live which give instructions to the final binary. The consequences are that one has to jungle many branches and to make sure you're on the right branch when you call gpb. Or perhaps I haven't got the hang of it yet.
in a binary .deb package you don't want your source control tool cruft left inside
Hm? gbp-dch would never do this to a binary .deb nor a source package. Perhaps you have been misled by some of the rather diverse documentation? Indeed, I would struggle to work out *how* to do this, rather than to avoid it. Pristine source tarballs are, of course, what I use all the time... Probably off-topic for this ticket now, alas. :)