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Re: Support of new source packages in squeeze

On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 05:52:16PM +1000, James Westby wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-03-08 at 16:07 +0100, Jan Hauke Rahm wrote:
> > And how do you store that in a VCS if a second tarball includes files
> > that actually overwrite files of the main orig tarball. At build time
> > directories in the main orig tarball are supposed to be overwritten by
> > the part tarball but if you go the same way in a VCS you lose some
> > information, don't you?
> I'm not sure what information would be lost, could you expand?

Imagine an orig tarball with a config directory and an orig part-tarball
named orig-config.tar.whatever. The second tarball would overwrite
what's in the config dir of the first one when executing dpkg-source -x.
If you just store that unpacked data in a VCS you've lost what's in the
config dir in the first tarball because it's overwritten.


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