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Re: Maintaining kernel source in sarge

On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 08:16:59PM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Tue, 27 May 2003 19:04, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > > Here I suppose the pre-patch is supposed to be applied first, and then
> > > the application of the debian patch would only trigger application of
> > > those dependant patches not provided by the pre-patch.
> >
> > The order in which the patches are applied should in general not be
> > significant. If it is, it should be stated in the patch description. I
> > assumed that the 'Depends' tag is semantically more a 'Pre-Depends',
> > right?
> It's fairly rare for a patch to depend on another patch without any order 
> dependency.

Why don't we use a scheme similar to what xfree86 use for its patches.
Sure we would need to adapt it as the patches are distributed, but we
could well do it. 


Sven Luther

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