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Re: Enable timestamps in diff.gz?

On Mon, Jul 21, 2003 at 10:28:51AM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Jul 2003, Denis Barbier wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 20, 2003 at 07:28:58PM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
>>> On Sun, 20 Jul 2003, Denis Barbier wrote:
>>>> What is your definition of old?  Where can I find a version which does
>>>> support this?

>>> The dpkg-source(1.9.21) in woody barfs on such diffs.  See the
>>> changelog entry for 1.10(which added support for timestamps),
>>> and 1.10.2(which backed it out, because 1.9.21 couldn't handle
>>> it).

>> You could conditionnally add this -Z flag when a timestamped diff is found.

> Um, hello?  Are you stupid, or just an idiot?  I can't modify the dpkg-source
> that exists in stable.  If a dpkg-source in unstable creates a diff that
> contains timestamps, then the one in stable will die.

Could you upload a dpkg-source that is able to unpack packages
containing timestamped diffs but that does not create such beasts?

Once sarge is released you could upload a version which also generates
timestamped diffs.

Or are implementation details preventing this two-step approach. Or is
this exactly what you have done already?

Sorry I have to ask, but I am not well versed in perl.
              cu andreas

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