In Joey's master branch, CHANGELOG is a real file, whereas previously it was a symlink. This breaks the /usr/src/propellor newer version check.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Install propellor 3.2.3 or older with apt on Debian or Ubuntu
  2. propellor --init and select option A
  3. Prepare a pseudorelease: merge Joey's master branch into my Debian packaging branch, dch -v3.2.3+gitYYYYMMDD.fffffff, dpkg-buildpackage -uc -b, debi -u
  4. propellor --spin

I haven't yet tried reproducing this by building a .deb from Joey's master branch, rather than my packaging branch. If the problem does not appear using a .deb from Joey's master branch, this is an internal Debian problem, rather than an upstream bug. However, perhaps Joey can immediately see a solution.

Sample output:

Auto-merging src/wrapper.hs
Auto-merging src/Utility/UserInfo.hs
Auto-merging src/Utility/SystemDirectory.hs
Auto-merging src/Utility/Misc.hs
Auto-merging src/Utility/FileSystemEncoding.hs
Auto-merging src/Utility/Exception.hs
Auto-merging src/Propellor/Types/CmdLine.hs
Auto-merging src/Propellor/Shim.hs
Auto-merging src/Propellor/Property/Gpg.hs
Auto-merging src/Propellor/Property/Debootstrap.hs
Auto-merging src/Propellor/Property.hs
Auto-merging src/Propellor/PrivData.hs
Auto-merging src/Propellor/Gpg.hs
Auto-merging src/Propellor/CmdLine.hs
Auto-merging debian/changelog
Auto-merging CHANGELOG
CONFLICT (add/add): Merge conflict in CHANGELOG
Automatic merge failed; fix conflicts and then commit the result.
propellor: Failed to run git ["merge","c590ddd8e2fa87baa409b6c29501d4473555ecfb","-s","recursive","-Xtheirs","--quiet","-m","merging upstream version","--allow-unrelated-histories"]
CallStack (from HasCallStack):
  error, called at src/Propellor/DotDir.hs:425:17 in main:Propellor.DotDir