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Re: Status of new source formats project

On Sun, 02 Aug 2009, Charles Plessy wrote:
> I see that .bzip2 and .lzma are also supported compression methods for the 3.0
> (native) format as well as for the binary packages. But I do not think it would
> be useful to add zip to this list. It seems to me that the only thing needed is
> the capacity to unpack the original upstream sources. In that case there would
> not be a need for a Lenny support, isn't it?

As stated elsewhere, its's good to be able to unpack all source packages
with the current stable dpkg-source.

> The patch is not in unified format, which causes the failure of
> dpkg-buildpackage. It is trivial to refresh it with quilt to the unified
> format, but this introduces a divergence with upstream that I would prefer to
> avoid, because it makes it difficult for others to verify that we did not
> modify it. Can you support in the format ’3.0 (quilt)’ patches that are
> accepted by default quilt installation?

No. I really prefer that we uniformize the patches that we provide through
debian/patches/ as it's an external interface as well (and for people reviewing
patches, unified format is certainly the most common format).

Furthermore it would require disabling quite a lot of checks that are
currently in place.

Raphaël Hertzog

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