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Re: native packages

Rene Engelhard wrote:

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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)....

This is an argument for a different .diff.gz format (one which supports all
manner of changes), certainly.

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