Re: How to cope with patches sanely
On ti, 2008-02-05 at 12:07 +0000, Matthew Johnson wrote:
> Also: * The package format should be standardised such that the same
> workflow works for everyone.
If that's a reference to my first post to this discussion, it's not
accurate. I don't care about standardizing package formats, but I do
want to have one, simple sequence of operations to work on all packages.
Specifically I want "dpkg-source -x" to unpack a source package so that
it is ready for modification, and "dpkg-source -b" to build a new source
package after it's been edited. Patch systems can and should conform to
that, since it's important for those doing archive-wide QA.