Re: Can I stay current using source packages instead of binaries?
Peter Mutsaers writes:
> 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
Sure you can. Just compile them right away.
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