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
> 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