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Re: Debian for Linux/{non-i386} / source packaging

> So if we start from the assumption that we will have a separate, totally
> unmodified source .tar.gz, that means we will have at a minimum two files. 
> So, what can we have that other file to be?
> I would propose that it be a script (humanly readable, though it doesn't 
> have to be the prettiest thing around) that knows how to create a 
> directory, unpack the virgin sources into that directory, and then patch 
> the sources from patches included in its body.
> Seems to me that this doesn't have to be particularly hard, so I must be 
> missing something, right?

I don't think you're missing anything.  AFAIK, RedHat already has a
utility which already works very much like this.

David Engel                        Optical Data Systems, Inc.
david@ods.com                      1101 E. Arapaho Road
(214) 234-6400                     Richardson, TX  75081

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