Re: No native packages?
Tollef Fog Heen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I wasn't trying to imply that my idea was new. :-)
Sorry. :) I wasn't clear enough that I figured you probably knew the
> Yes, this is a lot of work, and I'm not sure what the best way to go
> about it would be. On the other hand, I think we're not actually
> shipping the real source if we're not shipping that metadata. The most
> useful definition of source I've seen is the «preferred format for
> modification» one, and if we need or prefer something outside the source
> package to do useful things with it (such as looking at what patches are
> applied, who wrote them and when), the source package is not the real
Yes, definitely agreed. I would really like the model in which we just
ship around Git repositories as our source.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>