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Re: Hurd F1 ISO and booting

On Thu, 3 May 2001, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:

> On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 02:03:57AM +0200, Farid Hajji wrote:
> > The ports collection is similar, except that it downloads the source,
> > applies system specific patches (great for the Hurd!) and recompiles
> > if necessary.
> We don't want system specific patches. That's the way that lies madness.
> We want the upstream author care about compatibility, and help her where
> needed by submitting patches and bug fixes.
> Obviously, we don't reach this worthy goal completely. The Debian diff.gz is
> our "system" specific patch :) But we still try to make it neat and clean if
> necessary.

Maybe this is a stupid question, but what is "The Debian diff.gz" doing
and when is it applied?


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