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Re: dpatch & upstream source



On 2 November 2005 09:13, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> Hi,
>
> > I'm working on some big changes for the new upstream of the erlang
> > packages. The biggest change is that the package is now fully using
> > dpatch, *but*, basing myself on some other package I've seen (coreutils
> > for example), I've put the compressed upstream right in the package.  It
> > is extracted using a dpatch scriptlet.
> >
> > Is it okay to do that, for one thing?
>
> Out of interest, I would be interested in the advantages of having a
> tarball like that.

I'm no expert, but in my case it limits the changes done to the upstream 
source to what is done with the patches.  Erlang build system leaves a bit of 
changes behind after the build and that went right into the .diff.  My 
cleaning rules used to be ugly and even that didn't keep unwanted changes 
from slipping in the .diff

Now the cleaning simply means removing everything except debian and the 
upstream tarball and thus there is nothing in the .diff except what goes in 
the debian directory.

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