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Re: quilt 3.0 source format and dpkg-source/dpkg-buildpackage

Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at> writes:

> On Mo, 28 Dez 2009, Iustin Pop wrote:
>> cleaner - no longer quilt-specific stuff in debian/rules, and a nice
>> debian.tar.gz instead of a diff.
> Beh, I disagree, the 3 different lines in debian/rules are NOT bad 
> by itself, it shows that *something* is changed. And a nice debian.tar.gz,
> what does it give you? Do you look at the files and enjoy their
> artistic beauty? I don't care for what they look like, I upload them,
> and as long as the tools can work with them, that is fine.

The big advantage of a debian.tar.gz file is that you are not limited
to text files anymore.

Ever tried to get a png file into diff.gz? You have to uuencode it and
uudecode it during build or something similary silly. Now you just
have debian/my_own.png and be done with it.


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