Re: Minutes of an Ubuntu-Debian discussion that happened at Debconf
On Wed, Jun 28, 2006 at 12:21:31PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Jun 2006, Sven Luther wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 28, 2006 at 11:59:40AM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > > On Wed, 28 Jun 2006, MJ Ray wrote:
> > > > Raphael Hertzog <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > > > 4. Debian should provide patches of changes between two revisions of a
> > > > > package to make it easier for derivatives to track Debian. [...]
> > > >
> > > > Is this an automated debdiff or what?
> > >
> > > It's the idea, yes. Except that for new upstream version it needs to be a
> > > bit clever to provide only changes to the packaging and not upstream
> > > change.
> > What about packages which use dpatch or some other such tool ? Or which are
> > maintained on svn.debian.org for example ?
> What is the problem? debdiff always work ... of course, we can do better
> than debdiff when we're using subversion or any other VCS, but like
> always, it's better to start with the simple solution and improve as we go
> than to want to do too much at once and not do anything in the end.
No, i meant that the dpatch patches are already separated, and it is easier to
track the individual patches, than the whole debdiff. But indeed, it is better
Much easier would be if there where no two package set but a single one though :)