Re: Misc developer news (#21)
On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 09:03:10AM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Feb 2010 18:51:11 +0100, Raphael Hertzog
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >On Fri, 19 Feb 2010, Marc Haber wrote:
> >> On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 12:08:16PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> >> > * More than 1000 source packages are already using the new source
> >> > formats "3.0 (quilt)" and "3.0 (native)". Have you updated your own
> >> > packages already?
> >> Why should I?
> I don't see any valid reason to convert packages which already use a
> patch system such as dpatch to the new thing. Debian is in dire need
> of manpower taking care of our core infrastructure, converting
> dpatch-based packages to quilt is a total waste of manpower.
If your dpatches are simply patches and not scripts, converting to 3.0
(quilt) is a few minutes job: rename the files, rename 00list to series,
adapt its content, remove your patch system from debian/rules, change
the build-deps accordingly, write a debian/source/format file containing
3.0 (quilt). Done.