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Re: Centralized darcs

Otavio Salvador <otavio@debian.org> wrote:

> 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.

Yes, and you don't see it in the source package, do you?

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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