Re: Centralized darcs
George Danchev <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > But you lose debian specific patches to be clearly separated from the
>> > upstrem source (digging diff.gz for that is not fun), unless one knows
>> > where to find
>> First, what is a "Debian-specific patch?" Isn't everything in diff.gz
> Right, but you have parts which touch upstream files (debian/patches/*), and
> parts which does not (debian/!patches). I prefer them to be clearly separated
> when the whole debian source package is unpacked.
Not only that. Many packages make changes to upstream files that are
Debian-specific (e.g. for using infrastructure or libraries that don't
exist outside), but also changes to upstream files that will/should be
temporary because upstream will apply the same patch, has been asked to,
or the patch has been taken from their development version.
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