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Re: Enable timestamps in diff.gz?

On Mon, Jul 21, 2003 at 09:32:45PM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Jul 2003, Thomas Viehmann wrote:
> > Adam Heath wrote:
> > > On Mon, 21 Jul 2003, Denis Barbier wrote:
> > >>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.
> >
> > I know that it's fashionable to call people who disagree stupid or idiots, but
> > actually Denis specifically requested that dpkg-source be enabled to unpack such
> > diffs, not that it should create them. I'm not a native speaker of English, but
> > that might be a difference.
> Er, how can it unpack something that has no tool to create it?

Forget all about it; if you are unable to answer to this simple question,
I prefer seeing Colin's suggestion implemented.  I do not know whether it
solves all autotools issue, but it is sufficient for my needs.


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