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Re: How to handle Debian patches

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 07:57:03PM -0500, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> > You can imagine harvesting alioth.d.o and extracting all debian/control
> > stored in whatever $VCS you find there, but you can't be sure if this is
> > the currently used $VCS, if there are other versions of the package
> > versioned elsewhere, ... Plenty of room for false positives.  Even
> Why debian/control? debian/changelog provides the source package name and
> the latest version. Matching data with the latest Sources of unstable
> should do the trick to know what is up to date in the $VCS, and what isn't.

Uhm, interesting, you mean testing if the changelog version is greater
or equal than the latest in unstable, right? This still leaves the room
to the very same package version, greater than latest unstable, which
has been moved from one VCS to the other before being uploaded, but I
guess it is a pretty remote case.


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