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Re: Debdiff project announcement.



On Fri, Feb 04, 2000 at 12:50:07AM -0500, Tom Rothamel wrote:
> This is just a message to announce that I am undertaking a project I
> call debdiff. It's goal is to create two tools, debdiff and debpatch,
> that can generate a file of differences between .debs and then use
> those differences and the original .deb to reconstruct the new .deb.
> 
> (I also have some ideas on how to reconstruct the deb from the
> unpacked version of the original, but I want to get the deb+diff->deb
> mode working first.)

You've looked at dpkg-repack? (apt-get install dpkg-repack, etc)

Also, there was some code for some of this posted to the list a while ago.

Cheers,
aj

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