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Re: are diffs available for .orig.tar.gz files



On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 05:54:45PM +0200, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> On 2/18/07, Kevin Mark <kevin.mark@verizon.net> wrote:
> >On Sun, Feb 18, 2007 at 12:11:09PM +0200, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> In my great attempts to minimise bandwidth usage, I download Debian
> >> source packages since they contain only Debian changes (.diff.gz and
> >> perhaps the .dsc files). But then, are .orig.tar diffs for upstream
> >> changes available? I'm thinking of monsters like Linux and OOo, that I
> >> could just apply diffs between upstream (.orig) diffs instead of
> >> downloading the entire thing when only a 1000 SLOC changed. Would this
> >> be too complex a set-up if it's not already available...
> >>
> 
> [snip]
> 
> >it seems you want the diff.gz ones.
> 
> Nope. You seem to mention the Debian-specific diffs. I'm looking for
> upstream diffs: diff between OOo 2.0.1 and 2.0.2 (orig.diff perhaps),
> not between Debian 2.0.1-3 and 2.0.1-4. Sorry for not making this
> clear...
No Debian site contains a diff for upstream. At least that is what I
understand.
OO 2.0.1a (upstream)=20
   |
OO-2.0.1.orig.tgz Debian-diff Debian-DSC
|________________________________|
             |
          Debian OO 2.0.1 Source PKG
             |
            \ /
          Debian OO 2.0.1 Binary PKG
So I'd expect an upstream diff to be availible from the upstream
website, if it exists.
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