Patch systems in packages
psusi at cfl.rr.com
Mon Aug 25 23:07:01 BST 2008
Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> Has debian policy changed in the last few years?
> No, but in Debian, policy follows practice. It doesn't leadt it. The
> current flirtation with various DVCS seems to have pushed things in this
> direction. Unfortunately this leaves all the structure in the DVCS and not
> in the package.
Yes, and that's the down side of using a DVCS, but at least the
information that is missing from the source package is available
_somewhere_ ( in the vcs ). If you just modify the original sources
directly without a patch system, then you don't have the information
(detailed description of each patch, delineation between each patch )
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