Re: Debian source tree
On Sun, 20 Feb 1994, Ian McCloghrie wrote:
> On the other hand, moving source out of the packaged directory layout
> that it comes in makes it almost impossible to apply patches when the
> next version of this package comes out.
This leads to something that occurred to me earlier - to make it easier to
grab new versions of packages, Ian should be collecting source code
packages just as they were distributed, and patch files to fix up path
names, configure for Debian etc, then add or change the install rules in
the top level makefile so that it does the Debian thing. This will keep
Debian changes to source distinct from the source as distributed, thereby
making it easier to update, and will allow contributions to be uploaded
by contibutors with limited bandwidth.
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