Re: Proposal for the tools policy
I demand that Stefan Potyra may or may not have written...
> Am Friday 22 September 2006 18:10 schrieb Darren Salt:
>> I demand that Stefan Potyra may or may not have written...
>>> Am Thursday 21 September 2006 00:21 schrieb Darren Salt:
>>>> I demand that Stefan Potyra may or may not have written...
>>>>> For 2-4 I'd like to add an exception for autotools generated stuff,
>>>>> which imho is much more confusing/difficult to have in a patch system
>>>>> (at least in dpatch, haven't tried to do it with quilt yet)
>>>> It's quite easy: make sure that the patch which alters generated files
>>>> (which are present in the tarball) is applied last, and update it
>>>> whenever any patch which touches those files' sources is altered.
>>> It's not that easy if you fiddle with upstream's clean rule.
>> That sounds like unpatch first, clean afterwards to me.
> Then you'll end up with the unpatched clean rule, which is just the thing
> you tried to modify/fix.
... which is exactly why wherever I've used dpatch, cleaning is done first.
>>>>> and is not really of any use in patch form (can't send it to upstream
>>>>> and needs to be regenerated for each new upstream release).
>>>> It is of use: it makes sure that the generated files have more recent
>>>> datestamps than their sources.
>>> Shouldn't this be true for svn checkouts as well?
>> If that's the case for upstream, I'd call it broken - generated files
>> shouldn't normally be in the source repository.
> I was referring to svn checkouts from the debian games svn to build a
> package from, not to svn checkouts to get upstream's sources.
If svn stores the modification times in the repository on commit and restores
on checkout or update, then I don't see a problem with that - but I do see a
problem with reversion of local changes, which would be solvable by
updating/reverting in modification time order.
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