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Re: How to handle Debian patches

Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:

> 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.

I believe the number of false positives will be very very small, and if one
takes a look at what would be done there's a chance to spot them.

> Cheers.


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