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Re: Centralized darcs

On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 08:32:28AM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 08:09:44AM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > Well if someone has to work on a "which of the applied patch broken
> > the package is such a way" kinda issue, he will have to, in order to
> > have access to the patches.
> No, they are all in the diff.gz, and that's easy enough to find.

The total of changes is in the  diff.gz, but obviously in a combined 
fashion. That is: if you have applied multiple patches for different
issues on the same file, how will you extract a certain patch from
that .... impossible.

So, as a matter of fact, in diff.gz you loose information that you can
keep in separately shipped patches. Just having the diff.gz can
be a major PITA for security maintenance ... for instance, if you try
to track down a regression that you know nothing about other than that
it appeared somewhere between now and the beginning of life. 

 - Alexander

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