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Re: Enable timestamps in diff.gz?

Matthias Urlichs <smurf@smurf.noris.de> wrote:
>> Denis specifically requested that dpkg-source be enabled to unpack such
>> diffs

> You don't get it. There's no point in doing that, because we can't create
> such diffs in the first place, because it would break old dpkg-source.

There is a big point in doing so. Once *stable* supports unpacking you
can think about adding support to *packing* to stable.

> The next point release might be a good place to fix that part of
> dpgk-source. _Then_ the next steps (enabling the creation of such diffs,
> adding -Z, whatever) become possible.

Which AFAICT is basically what you are proposing, the only difference
is that you think it can go into a point-release instead of sarge.
            cu andreas

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