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Re: intend-to-implement: script to obtain Debian Source

On 04-Apr-05, 02:48 (CDT), Pierre THIERRY <nowhere.man@levallois.eu.org> wrote: 
> Scribit Adam Heath dies 01/04/2005 hora 19:10:
> > Additionally, as a way to weed out other problems, any patches that
> > are leafs(ie, don't depend on anything) are applied in a random order.
> For the sake of my curiosity:
> - what problems do thsi random order could weed?

Unnoted dependencies that just happen to be fulfilled due to a
consistent (though arbitrary) application order. By applying in a
different order each time, you should trigger an error fairly quickly.

> - won't it be more difficult to trakcs bugs if it isn't predictable?

If you get an error during the patching process, it should be fairly
easy to determine that it's an un-marked dependency, and then find it by
hand. You can also impose arbitrary dependencies among your supposedly
"independent" patches until you find the troublesome combination.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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