On ven, 2008-02-22 at 21:55 +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote: > On Fri, 22 Feb 2008, Mike Bird wrote: > > What please is the benefit of unnecessarily reordering dependencies > > and leaving everyone on tenterhooks as to whether it will change > > installation outcomes? (If this has already been explained I apologize > > for overlooking it.) > > 1/ Sorting makes the output deterministic, and this means that (potential) > problems are more likely to be reproduced by everybody (whatever the > architecture, etc.) > 2/ debdiff uses wdiff to show changes on field values and wdiff gives > spurious differences if the sole difference between both values is > a different order. Thus debdiff output is more useful with ordered Depends > fields. Both are good arguments for sorting dependencies *inside* a variable, but not for sorting them as a whole. -- .''`. : :' : We are debian.org. Lower your prices, surrender your code. `. `' We will add your hardware and software distinctiveness to `- our own. Resistance is futile.
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