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Seeking DBS docs



On Fri, 5 Oct 2001, Martin Schulze wrote:

> Neale Banks wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > 
> > I just unpacked ppp source package from woody (i.e. "dpkg-source -x
> > ppp_2.4.1-4.dsc") and was most surprised to find that this didn't unpack
> > the source but rather gave me a ppp-2.4.1/upstream/ directory with
> > tarballs/ and patches/.
> 
> That's called DBS and is an alternative packaging system.  It's very helpful
> for large packages with lots of patches (like XFree86 for example).  Please
> go to debian-devel for questions, explanations etc.  Debian-doc is the wrong
> list.
> 
> On a sidenote, I read a couple of days ago that somebody had documented
> dbs, so you may find some documentation somewhere these days.

Can some kind sould please point me to some DBS docs?

Thanks,
Neale.



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