Re: divergence from upstream as a bug
On Sunday 18 May 2008, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Isn't this already the case in practice? Do you really see many Debian
> packages that have modified *.orig.tar.gz tarballs? And if so, have you
> filed bugs?
Sorry for the delay, but now I saw that Don Armstrong also asked such a
question, but I forgot to reply to him while having a lunch yesterday. While
digging in debian source packages I have seen several such in the past, but I
only remember dist now -- compare:
the rest might already been fixed now... And no, I didn't file a bugs against
these, since I wanted to avoid an useless teaching of how to access the DD
VCS, which I hate most.
> > And when extending the source packaging format, do not throw away the
> > good properties lightly. Git for example is no format to present
> > modifications. It is one to present history (which is almost but not
> > quite something completely different).
> Git is quite good at presenting modifications if you know how to use it.
...and also true.
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