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Can I stay current using source packages instead of binaries?


Normally I stay current with hamm using dselect or dpkg directly. This
uses binary packages. The drawback is that sometimes (most often) the
real package doesn't change, but only the patches that were made to
'debianize' it.

Now I wonder whether it is possible (e.g. like the FreeBSD ports
system) to stay current using source code; thus one only downloads the
underlying package once, and gets new versions of the debian patches


( o.o ) Peter Mutsaers  |  Abcoude (Utrecht), |  Trust me, I know
 ) ^ (  plm@xs4all.nl   |  the Netherlands    |  what I'm doing.

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