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

On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 09:25:16PM +0200, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> On 2/19/07, Kevin Mark <kevin.mark@verizon.net> wrote:
> >On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 05:54:45PM +0200, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> >> 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.
> Me not sure I understand: I know Debian's got diffs, but those diffs
> are only Debian-specific. So for each source package you got orig,
> diff, and dsc, and nothing else. What I'm looking for is the 4th file
> which also got the diff between orig files (upstream diffs).
> [snip]
> >So I'd expect an upstream diff to be availible from the upstream
> >website, if it exists.
> I want to avoid this step and am looking for an easier way, since, as
> you mention, the upstream diff file may not exist from upstream.
> Another Question is if Debian orig files are ever modified or if they
> truly are pure upstream. I'm thinking of the kernel issue where
> non-free stuff is removed, for example.
Well from my minute understanding of Debian development and policy, the
orig.tgz is suppose to be pristine unless there is a really good reason.
Like maybe it contains non-free stuff. IIRC DD Miriam Ruiz had a blog
post about 'games' that she was packaging and most of them had non-free
sounds, artwork and datafiles that had to be replaced. You should
consult the debian-mentors list as they'd know. And of course reading
Debian packaging and  policy guides.
I visited the linux.org site. They have diff there. I'd be interested in
the breakdown of the MB and hours used to complete this vs the expected
time to download the binary files.

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