Re: How to build glibc?
On Fri, Oct 03, 1997 at 01:29:53PM +0200, Santiago Vila Doncel wrote:
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> On 3 Oct 1997, Guy Maor wrote:
> > Santiago Vila Doncel <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > Yes, Debian patches for 2.0.4 are 671139 bytes long (gzipped!).
> > > We would need to improve our source package format to avoid this...
> > Those are largely the kernel include files.
> Would not be better to move those kernel include files to another package?
> (making libc6-dev to depend on this package).
Yes, this has been suggested before, and will probably eventually be
done. FYI (for others), this package would be different than the
current kernel-headers package since it would install in /usr/include
instead of /usr/src.
> I always thought that the diffs should be ideally modifications to the
> original source files, not additions of other source files (which Debian
> did not write).
This is one reason I'd like a new source package format that
incorporates a .tar file (or similar) for Debian-specific files (e.g.
the debian directory) that are added.
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