Re: Proposal: New source format (was Re: [Fwd: Re: dpkg question])
> That's a good location. I like it a bit better than
> /var/lib/dpkg/source/package-version (my previous suggestions)
Umm, unless debian gets better (read: any) symlink management, it's
unlikely that I'm *ever* going to unpack sources in /var, or /usr, or
anywhere other than "the scratch dir I just made room for..." I
needed to look something up in a redhat SRPM recently -- and ended up
doing an rpm2cpio to extract it where *I* wanted it.
Granted, a *real* solution would be some way to point things off to
other disks and have dpkg "know" about it so it handles upgrades
cleanly. We've talked about this some but haven't gotten very far.
I'll also toss in that most of the time, I read debian source packages
from emacs with ^x^f (auto-compression-mode and tar-mode work great!)
and by far more of my reference to source is to look something up
rather than to rebuild the package...
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