Re: Enable timestamps in diff.gz?
On Sun, Jul 20, 2003 at 03:14:34PM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Jul 2003, Denis Barbier wrote:
> > I do not see your point, how could a format change be less intrusive than
> > adding timestamps?
> > Here is a patch to let dpkg-source honor timestamps, in case it generates
> > such diff.gz one day.
> The problem is old, already installed versions of dpkg-source will barf on
> such formats.
What is your definition of old? Where can I find a version which does
> However, they won't barf if the format version is changed,
> they'll just abort.
> Barfing is worse than aborting. You get a nicer error in the latter case.
> Besides, there are several plans for a new format, so why do this incompatible
> thing, when a new version is not far off?
Will dpkg 2.0 be ready for sarge? If not, fixing dpkg-source to read
timestamped .diff.gz seems a much better idea.