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Re: why apt/dpkg not using bzip2

On Wed, Sep 13, 2000 at 12:38:58AM -0700, Joey Hess wrote:
> Ben Collins wrote:
> > > I think aside of one diff or many diffs a list of patches done to the code
> > > and where you got them from is a good thing to have in every package. 
> > 
> > Most patches are done by the maintainer, or submitted as bug reports. Those
> > are listed in the changelog, but even then, it doesn't help dereference the
> > patched source to it's individual patches.
> This is a really easy thing to do. It's called commenting your patches. 
> And woe upon the developer who does not.

Still requires manual editing of the .diff.gz to remove them on a
per/patch basis (if for example your 10k/5 file patch gets merged
upstream, but the rest of your 50k of patches don't). Also, if someone
else wants just that patch (backport to a different version) they have to
manually go through the .diff.gz aswell.

My solution still wins :)

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