Re: RFC: Central version control for Debian
On Wed, Jan 31, 2001 at 11:40:03PM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 30, 2001 at 05:07:41PM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> - The ability to separate out Debian changes to upstream source from the
> packaging infrastructure (debian/). This has many advantages, especially
> when coordinating merging of patches upstream. Patches can be separated into
> individual files, and applied in a defined order.
> - The ability to combine multiple upstream tarballs
> Both of these could be addressed with a new source package format pretty
> easily. Unfortunately, I don't think this can be done without breaking
> backward compatibility, but this is a necessary evil.
I just read in another thread another advantage: multiple upstream archive
formats. I think that dpkg-deb should support this, to allow for pristine
upstream source as often as possible, and to achieve better compression with