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Re: O: Gnus -- A versatile News and mailing list reader for Emacsen.

On 29 Apr 2006, Marc Haber stated:

> On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 18:20:32 +0200, "Bernhard R. Link"
> <brlink@debian.org> wrote:
>> For me a changed .orig.tar.gz means I no longer can easily verify
>> what exactly is changed. So I have to not only to download the
>> original upstream version and unpack it and make sure the files do
>> not differ, I have effectively two diffs to look at, while one of
>> them I even have to create on my own.  I prefer something makeing
>> it clear what upstream and what Debian changes are.
> Agreed. An accepted way to do this is to ship a shell script with
> the Debian source package which operates on an pristine upstream
> tarball obtained from upstream and delivers the Debian .orig.tar.gz
> for comparision with what's in the archive.

        Err, in the case of Gnus, this is impossible. Guess what? the
 reason we are mucking with Gnus and make is because we _can't_ ship
 pristine upstream.

A woman is like your shadow; follow her, she flies; fly from her, she
follows. Chamfort
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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