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Re: How to cope with patches sanely

On Sat, Jan 26, 2008 at 05:23:16PM +0100, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 26, 2008 at 03:44:20PM +0000, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> > Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> wrote:
> > [...]
> > > I???d be glad if we could standardize on quilt. It is the only one to be
> > > both simple and powerful, and I know very few people unhappy with it.
> > > Other patch systems I have tried (dpatch, dbs and simple-patchsys) have
> > > all serious flaws that end up hitting you on non-trivial packages.
> > 
> > Hello,
> > 
> > would you mind telling us an example where simple-patchsys breaks? Or
> > is this more cdbs making things complicated for any non-vanilla use?
>   For example when you need different series of patches per
> architecture (the libc e.g. has specific hurd patches).

OTOH, if you'd want patches to be integrated upstream, they'd need not
be architecture specific (in the sense that it would make other
architecture fail to build or have broken code).


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