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Re: Seeking source rebuilding docs

Martin Schulze wrote:
> > I just unpacked ppp source package from woody (i.e. "dpkg-source -x
> > ppp_2.4.1-4.dsc") and was most surprised to find that this didn't unpack
> > the source but rather gave me a ppp-2.4.1/upstream/ directory with
> > tarballs/ and patches/.
> That's called DBS and is an alternative packaging system.  It's very helpful
> for large packages with lots of patches (like XFree86 for example).  Please
> go to debian-devel for questions, explanations etc.  Debian-doc is the wrong
> list.
> On a sidenote, I read a couple of days ago that somebody had documented
> dbs, so you may find some documentation somewhere these days.

I'm awfully sorry but I must have dreamed that.  I met the person today which
I thought had documented it but he denied it.  Too bad, so sorry!



The MS-DOS filesystem is nice for removable media.  -- H. Peter Anvin

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