[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: why apt/dpkg not using bzip2

> The point being, I'm not arguing that the format I or other people are
> using is right, but the "system" is more useful than what we are given to
> use (the diff/dsc/tar setup). You can argue about the tar in a tar all you
> want, I don't like it either. But the seperate patch set is a must, and
> don't argue "well apply and remove it during the build/clean targets of
> debian/rules" because that is ugly and asking for problems.

 How is that more useful? With manpages I often find myself hand editing by
hand several .rej files (the Debian manpages patch has always been big).

 Each time a new manpages package arrives, I use uupdate to unpack it and
apply the diff. I don't see how I could avoid editing the .rej's. It's the
same as when one is working with CVS, you must deal with the conflicts...

 And it must be a huge win in order to use such an uncomfortable and awkward
thing. Last day I was with a coworker and tried to show how easy was to
download apache's source code, add a -lpthread there, and rebuild... I
couldn't! I had to carefully study things using my `Debian specific
maintainer skills(tm)'... has to run debian/build, interrupt the process,
add the flags and compile. I had to stop the advocacy thing of course....

 Source packages must be for everybody, because we want everybody to go to
sources, to help us, to get involved...

To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-devel-request@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org

Reply to: