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Re: How to handle Debian patches

On Sunday 18 May 2008, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > You don't have to check it in revision control, you just have to be able
> > to generate them from revision control.
> >
> > For .diff.gz, we already have tools to handle such files properly
> > (without duplicating their content), it's called quilt or
> > simple-patch-sys of CDBS and you know it (but you don' like those).
> >
> > For .git.tar.gz, if you have a tool to generate the patches, it would be
> > possible to hook it into the automated system that uploads patches to
> > patches.debian.org. If that process is not the same across all
> > .git.tar.gz, we can mandate a new debian/rules target that must generate
> > a debian/patches directory with all the patches.
> Note how infrastructure needs would decrease considerably if packages
> were mandated to use v3(quilt) format: patches.debian.org would be
> ftp.debian.org and would just need nothing new (except for how source
> packages are created)

Extremely wise and sound statement. If I ever meet you on private I'd buy you 
a beer, really!

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