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Re: Debian source code search engine

On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 02:44:02AM +0200, Peter De Wachter wrote:
> Op Mon, 25 May 2009 03:36:28 +0100
> schreef Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>:
> > Cool - that looks really useful.  However, it looks like you're just
> > running "dpkg-source -x" to unpack packages.  This misses any Debian
> > changes made using a patch system.  Unfortunately there is no standard
> > mechanism to apply patches in version 1 source patches, but it should
> > be easy enough to support the standard patch queue formats.
> I know, it's not ideal. Unfortunately, running "debian/rules patch" is
> going to be difficult, as the site runs on a FreeBSD system :) [1][2]
> (It's a friend's system that has lots of spare cpu cycles and bandwidth
> available.)
> > Ideally, you would also unpack multi-tarball packages such as gcc
> > before indexing.  When I wrote a program to search through Debian
> > source (without indexing) I recursively unpacked all tarballs.  Note
> > that there is a tar implementation that includes some weird tarballs
> > as test cases.
> That's a nice idea.
> [1] I might try installing Debian/kFreeBSD in a chroot. The FAQ claims
> it won't work "perfectly", but maybe it'll do.
> [2] Whose bug is it if FreeBSD's gunzip can't decompress some Debian
> packages?

How much space/bandwidth do you need?


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