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RE: where should patches be sent?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wichert Akkerman [mailto:wichert@wiggy.net] 
> Sent: Thursday, 18 July 2002 8:06 PM
> To: Robert Collins; Robert Collins
> Cc: debian-dpkg@lists.debian.org; debian-dpkg@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: where should patches be sent?
> Previously Robert Collins wrote:
> > On the bright side, the changes needed are quite small, at worst a
> > single setmode call for each fopen|open call. Often less 
> than that is
> > needed because O_TEXT and O_BINARY can be passed to open(), 
> and 't' to
> > fopen() leaving only binary fopen()'d files needing a setmode call.
> How do you determine what mode to use? You would want to use textmode
> to for scripts and other textfiles, but binary mode for binaries
> included in a package.

We will cheat, the same way tar does. We make packing and unpacking
idempotent and assume that all programs that care have been ported


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