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Re: question about libraries in packages.

Hmm... I'm actually quite familiar with CVS (we use it extensively at
work) So, the idea would be that I'd keep the pristine sources in a
branch, apply my changes in a 'version' and maintain the debian/ stuff
in another branch? Sounds good, but I've usually just made my changes,
made a diff, and patched the source with the diff and the debian/
stuff. I suppose as I maintain more complex changes, it might be


On Wed, Feb 07, 2001 at 01:30:40AM -0600, ^chewie wrote:
> Aubin Paul <aubin@punknews.org> wrote:
> > 2) If I make a bug-fix, and submit it upstream, do I have to wait
> > for the upstream version to apply my fix, or can I just apply it
> > myself.  (In one of my packages, there were some GTK warnings, so I
> > fixed those, and sent a patch to the upstream guy, but can I just
> > apply them now, as part of my .diff?)
> I would actually like to suggest a package that could help you manage
> the changes you make locally while maintaining a prestine copy of the
> upstream source (and subsequent upstream revisions): CVS.  Manjo made
> a great package that wrappers both cvs(1) and dpkg-buildpackage(8)
> called cvs-buildpackage(8).
> Must get:
>     cvs - Concurrent Versions System
>     cvs-buildpackage - Debian package scripts for CVS source trees.
> Good idea:
>     tkcvs - A graphical front-end to CVS
>     cvs-doc - Documentation for CVS
>     cvsbook - Open Source Development with CVS, an online book
> It took me a while to really understand the "magic" that happens in
> CVS, but now that I've used it extensively for a while, I could never
> see my life without it.  Granted, I still do a lot of my CVS
> management w/o wrappers, but manjo's package will help out immensly.
> See the info on CVS and building Debian packages on the Developer's
> Corner.
> -- 
> Chad Walstrom <chewie@wookimus.net>                 | a.k.a. ^chewie
> http://www.wookimus.net/                            | s.k.a. gunnarr
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