Re: native packages
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Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> 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.
Put them uuencoded into the diff, rm the file in clean and uudecode it
during build (or backup it and move back)....
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