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Re: XFree86-3.3.3 is really not in slink?

Sven LUTHER <luther@maxime.u-strasbg.fr> writes:

> what is the reason for the xfree86-corel packages ? would it not be
> nicer if we could present them in the form of patches against the
> normal xfree, instead of having two xfree source that are both more
> than 40MB big, this is hard on people mirroring the source
> tree. Also i noticed same problems with base/fileutils-hurd and
> base/fileutils, both package seem to be exactly the same size, so
> they are chances that they are there two times. Is this really
> necessary ?

I created the xfree86-corel package because Corel had some big patches
that weren't merged in.

I agree it isn't ideal.  Hopefully, it'll be replaced soon with a
patch against the standard xfree86 package.
> Should the correct thing to do not be one .tar.gz file, and a n extra set of
> diff/dsc files ?
> i guess there are more files in this case ...

I like how the glibc package contains a debian/patches directory for
additional patches which are patched in at build time.


 - Jim

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