Re: native packages
On Mon, Apr 12, 2004 at 11:56:05PM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> And I'm saying that you are still wrong. Even if the maintainer has to
> repackage the upstream source as an .orig.tar.gz himself, the
> distinction between upstream source and Debian additions is still
> valid and useful, and the source for the package should still be
> uploaded as an .orig.tar.gz/.diff.gz combination.
There are times when the maintainer has made changes (to binary files,
for example) which cannot be expressed in a .diff.gz file. Diff
doesn't do binary files.