Re: Centralized darcs
On Sun, Aug 06, 2006 at 01:52:09PM +0100, Darren Salt wrote:
> I demand that Matthew Palmer may or may not have written...
> > I've given up on this thread, but I just have to say one thing:
> > On Sat, Aug 05, 2006 at 11:38:39AM +0300, George Danchev wrote:
> >> `Hate patch systems' can easily apply all chunks and start
> > BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
> > Easily. Heh. You should be a comedian.
> Actually, yes, it *should* be easy: "debian/rules patch".
I can't see any mention of that target in Policy. Am I looking at a badly
outdated version? (188.8.131.52, 2006-05-04). It also fails to work on a
split-patch package I've been working on over the weekend (just to renew my
hatred of such systems). Should I be filing a serious bug against that
package? Even the devref, s6.1, fails to make the slightest mention (let
alone recommendatation) as to a target to provide. Even the two patch
systems it does mention don't provide a common interface to such a common
and necessary task.
Can you provide an authoritative reference which documents the universal
necessity of a patch target to debian/rules? Or are you, perhaps, taking
the convention of a single patch management system and ass-u-ming that it
works across the board, when it, most assuredly, does not?
> Bwahahaha, as they say. :-)
Yep, I certainly do say that.