Re: XFree86-3.3.3 is really not in slink?
On Fri, Dec 04, 1998 at 01:37:07PM -0800, Jim Pick wrote:
> Sven LUTHER <email@example.com> 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.
but ther is a glibc-hurd tarball in addition of the normal glibc one, both ~7MB