Re: Enable timestamps in diff.gz?
On Sun, 20 Jul 2003, Denis Barbier wrote:
> I do not see your point, how could a format change be less intrusive than
> adding timestamps?
> Here is a patch to let dpkg-source honor timestamps, in case it generates
> such diff.gz one day.
The problem is old, already installed versions of dpkg-source will barf on
such formats. However, they won't barf if the format version is changed,
they'll just abort.
Barfing is worse than aborting. You get a nicer error in the latter case.
Besides, there are several plans for a new format, so why do this incompatible
thing, when a new version is not far off?