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Re: Centralized darcs

#include <hallo.h>
* John Goerzen [Wed, Aug 02 2006, 01:01:51PM]:
> On Wed, Aug 02, 2006 at 08:47:01PM +0300, George Danchev wrote:
> > > to learn how we deal with this all.
> > 
> > This is fine, but (again) you forget about your 'apt-get source' users, which 
> NO.  They need not care.  They can just hack and send me diffs.  My
> debian/changelog will already document what has been going on anyway.

Heh. So they need two copies, one where they do modifications, then diff
those and send you the diff. Or they need to change debian/changelog and
learn to use interdiff. All that is more work that just callin
"dpatch_edit_patch foo".

Why do dist.VCS fans always talk about patches like the would rain from
the sky just so?

> > are not supposed to be aware of your SCM, where your repo is, patches applied 
> > to the upstream source and why they have been applied. I.e. if you have 
> > patches, do them debian way (using a debian patch system) even using SCM to 
> > manage your whole packaging. Your orig.tar.gz must be really original tar.gz, 
> > and your diff.gz should hold whole debian-specific thing.
> I am quite well aware of that and it is trivial to do.

And if the user has more than one patch which needs to be maintained
separately, is it still is still trivial FOR HIM? (or her)


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