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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
support this?

> 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.


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