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Re: How to cope with patches sanely (Was: State of the project - input needed)

FWIW, I'm very disappointed in this thread so far -- everyone in it
seems to be missing between 50 and 90% of the point of my blog post.

Pierre Habouzit wrote:
>   Oh and don't try to ask for complete uniformity in packaging, there
> are 1000 DDs, 10 times as many packages, different needs (you don't
> package a perl extension like you package mozilla or gcc or a java
> library) hence you can't ask people to use the same tools each time.
> That would be like asking all our software to be written only in ruby.

Or all debian/rules in make..

>   And well, yeah, you may not be able to understand a package using
> dpatch e.g. because it's a really way too complicated patch system, but
> well, then there is another DD that does, and will be able to provide
> patches. We are a thousand, with very various abilities and skills. It's
> nonsense to ask for everybody being able to do anything in Debian.

Especially when "anything" is something as unusual as "obtain the
complete patched source to a package so one can run make on it".

see shy jo

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