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Re: Proposal new source archive format

On Tue, May 02, 2000 at 10:36:31AM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> wrote:
> >
> > My argument is that simply doing it the old way of having debian/ be
> > created by a diff.gz and also put into the same directory as the original
> > source by dpkg-source, is simply not going to cut it. I seriously doubt
> > that the more complex packages will move to any system that does not give
> > them this freedom (i.e. purging the source on cleanup, and ignoring
> > whatever has changed in it and using hand selected patches in favor of a
> > generated set that the maintainer has no real control over, nor any
> > systematic way of managing them).
> Why are people trying to use our source package tools to manage their code?
> It's not meant to do it.  Use something that's designed to do this instead,
> like CVS or aegis.

Uhh, the source package should be helpful in managing patches (I never
said code). If any new source package format fails that task, then it
isn't any good.

/  Ben Collins  --  ...on that fantastic voyage...  --  Debian GNU/Linux   \
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