Re: ITP: Postmark - the NetApp benchmark program
>>>>> "Russell" == Russell Coker <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Russell> I intend to package Postmark and have it done well before
Russell> Jan 2. Postmark is a file system benchmark developed by
Russell> NetApp for showing how good their Filers are. It's got
Russell> some good options and it's a reasonably comprehensive
Russell> test of mail server performance.
Russell> The upstream source is a single .c file. I will send in
Russell> an archive with makefile, brief man page, etc. A Debian
Russell> diff doesn't really make sense to me as I don't plan to
Russell> make any changes to the .c file... Is it necessary to
Russell> have a diff file?
Does upstream distribute a *.tgz or *.tar file?
If not, I wouldn't worry. You cannot maintain prestine source in this
case anyway. I think that is the main benifit on using diff files.
Can you have a Debian package, without a diff, but with a debian
revision? I think you would have to force dpkg-buildpackage to upload
full source, for instance, with the -si or -sa option (not sure which
Brian May <email@example.com>