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Re: Centralized darcs

Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> writes:

> George Danchev <danchev@spnet.net> 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
>>> that?
>> 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.

Iff we use a branch to each change we can have same behaviour using a
SCM but anyone that would want to change or contrib changes will need
to learn how we deal with this all.

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