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Re: Proposal: New source format (was Re: [Fwd: Re: dpkg question])

Joey Hess writes:
 > With this scheme, you arn't running a shell script when you unpack the
 > package. You can figure out how to look at the tar file or shar archive or
 > whatever format the upstream source is kept in, without running any special
 > shell script. The only difference between this and how dpkg-source operates
 > now is that the actual unpacking of the upstream tarball/whatever (NOT the
 > debian source package) and applying of the patches is pushed back into
 > debian/rules, where it can be handled by a shell script. But you need not
 > run this shell script until you decide to build the package -- which makes
 > it just as safe as things stand now.

I'm not su sure: it seems you will still have to execute something to
just *browse* to sources. Am I wrong ?

Yann Dirson

e-mail: dirson@univ-mlv.fr

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