Re: How to cope with patches sanely
On Sat, 1 Mar 2008 17:24:49 +0100, martin f krafft <email@example.com> said:
> also sprach Florian Weimer <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2008.03.01.1650 +0100]:
>> It does, if you ship the sources with the series applied. AFAICT,
>> this is not what's usually done.
> ... or if the patches were automatically applied when the source is
> unpacked, which is where I think we're heading.
Why do we have to settle on a quilt based source package, when
my proposal meets all the requirements anyway? Why does it have to be
one or the other?
Why is the requirement not just:
a) on dpkg-source -x; you get what you need to compile and build the
b) The monolithic diff.gz has additional information provided that
shows the user the different lines of development that have been
integrated into the Debian package
c) This additional information should not need knowledge of an SCM or
And let people figure out on their own how to make this happen?
(Like, perhaps, teaching dpkg about the top few stacked patch
Why standardize on tools instead of specifying results? Methinks
that useless conformity comes close to foolish consistency, and I am
opposed to hobgoblins.
Operator, please trace this call and tell me where I am.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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