----- Original Message -----
> On Wed, Feb 06, 2013 at 12:15:47PM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> > ...
> > It breaks the 'make deb' command for all the trees.
> xfsprogs: update 'make deb' to use tarball
> This patch changes the build process so that 'make deb' uses the same
> process of creating a source tree as the release script.
> * Add a list of files which go in the release tarball in .git_census
> This is needed so that you can create a tarball in a bare release
> tree, when .git is not available.
I think you'll need .git_census in .gitignore (ala configure).
Possibly remove the underscore for naming consistency - *shrug*.
> * 'make deb' now creates unsigned packages by default, 'make debsign'
> creates signed packages.
Ehrm - why? Everything else in your patch worked, but this part broke
(which suggests a larger problem, in that this build path is no longer
checked on every build) ...
debsign: Can't find or can't read changes file !
> +debsign: deb
> + debsign
(That's not valid usage, FWIW).
I would recommend just removing that change in behaviour, "make deb"
was fine as it was (for me anyway, and evidently for Dave too). Best
to go secure-by-default and not change this.