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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > 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 :) 
> (It's a friend's system that has lots of spare cpu cycles and bandwidth
> > 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.
>  I might try installing Debian/kFreeBSD in a chroot. The FAQ claims
> it won't work "perfectly", but maybe it'll do.
>  Whose bug is it if FreeBSD's gunzip can't decompress some Debian
How much space/bandwidth do you need?