Re: divergence from upstream as a bug
On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 07:53:39PM +0300, George Danchev wrote:
> 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:
| $ wget http://search.cpan.org/CPAN/authors/id/R/RA/RAMemail@example.com
| $ wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/d/dist/dist_3.70.orig.tar.gz
| $ md5sum dist*
| 7417436d2d0cbe9322d7503041c2e2df firstname.lastname@example.org
| b959d34e40b01303e98a6b85255dd92d dist_3.70.orig.tar.gz
| $ mkdir 1 2
| $ tar -C 1 -xzf email@example.com
| $ tar -C 2 -xzf dist_3.70.orig.tar.gz
| $ diff -urN 1/dist-3.0@70 2/dist-3.70.orig | diffstat
| 0 files changed
Your point being?
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