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Re: How to cope with patches sanely

On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 07:26:41PM -0500, David Nusinow wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 04:54:47PM +0100, Daniel Leidert wrote:
> > Am Samstag, den 26.01.2008, 19:05 +0100 schrieb Pierre Habouzit:
> > > On Sat, Jan 26, 2008 at 04:34:27PM +0000, David Nusinow wrote:
> > > > If we can't figure out a good and clean way to keep a large stack of
> > > > long-lived patches in the vcs then I firmly believe we should standardize
> > > > on quilt.
> > > 
> > >   Seconded. I'd add, that in fact we should standardize on quilt as an
> > > exchange format for patches, because it's simple, and that there are
> > > powerful tools to handle them.
> > 
> > A question that comes up again and again is, if quilt can handle
> > debian-only VCS layouts? Is it able to handle this layout?

> What exactly is a debian-only VCS layout? Just the debian directory?


And to answer the original question, sure, quilt can handle it; as well as
any patch management system can handle the fact that the things you're
applying the patches against are external to the VCS and require rain dances
of one sort or another to facilitate patch editing.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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