Mercurial dotfiles (Was: Detached tarball signatures vs. clearsigned checksum files)

Guilhem Moulin guilhem at
Mon Jun 29 22:21:33 AWST 2015

On Mon, 29 Jun 2015 at 22:06:20 +0800, Matt Johnston wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 03:51:54PM +0200, Guilhem Moulin wrote:
>> That's great, thanks!  While I'm at it, please also consider excluding
>> mercurial dotfiles from the tarballs:
> Do they cause a problem? At least hg_archival.txt is kind of
> useful to see which hg revision made the tarball.

Nah I guess they are harmless; now that you say it hg_archival.txt can
be useful indeed, and in fact lintian(1) only complains about .hgtags:

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