Re: How to cope with patches sanely
On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 07:38:01PM +0100, Daniel Leidert wrote:
> I read your post/blog entry. That doesn't mean, that I agree to
> everything. I especially cannot agree to the flame on Fedora/Gentoo/BSDs
> way to just hold a spec (compares to our debian/*) + patches in a VCS,
> beecause its what I do and what many projects at svn.d.o currently
> (successfully) do. It has IMO a much more natural feeling than putting
> everything into VCS control. I already said: Upstream has its own VCS.
> So why to mirror it?
Because if your VCS knows about the content of the upstream tarball then
you can use its (often excellent) merge functionality to merge in
changes. I always work this way and find it much more convenient.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]