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Re: [PATCH] proposed v3 source format using .git.tar.gz

On Sat, Oct 06, 2007 at 05:27:04PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 05, 2007 at 07:16:13PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> This means you can't build the package by hand with standard unix tools
> -- at the very least you need git installed, and if other VC systems
> are to be supported, you need them too. Changes in repository formats
> will presumably result in versioned dependencies too.
> This is slightly worse than the case for existing patch management tools
> in that most of those can be dealt with by hand; though cdbs and to a
> lesser extent debhelper can't be quite as easily replicated I guess.

A similar problem arises with Format: 2.0 packages as well if the user
hasn't bzip2 (unlikely) or lzma (likely) installed and tries to unpack
a source package built with them.

Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
www: http://www.djpig.de/

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