Re: How to cope with patches sanely
Am Mittwoch, den 30.01.2008, 12:31 -0500 schrieb Joey Hess:
> Daniel Leidert wrote:
> > Why should I mirror the upstream VCS and blow up
> > svn.d.o or my own VCS servers?
> Because disk space is so much cheaper than your time that I can't even
> find the adjectives to describe how much cheaper it is?
My current workflow is fast enough. I already explained, that I
perfectly work with the debian/-only setup (without symlinking or
exporting anything, as suggested by different people). So why do you
argue with "my" time? Putting the whole source under VCS and checking it
out makes this workflow slower and not faster IMHO.
Working with quilt and this setup seems to be impossible. That's why I
have concerns regarding standardizing on quilt.
I read your post/blog entry. That doesn't mean, that I agree to
everything. I especially cannot agree to the flame on Fedora/Gentoo/BSDs
way to just hold a spec (compares to our debian/*) + patches in a VCS,
beecause its what I do and what many projects at svn.d.o currently
(successfully) do. It has IMO a much more natural feeling than putting
everything into VCS control. I already said: Upstream has its own VCS.
So why to mirror it? Then we can directly go to upstream and maintain
our debian/* files inside their VCS. And this is AFAIK not the
Oh and yes: I understand your concerns about the different ways to
maintain Debian packages and also Debian specific patches.