On Wed, Oct 01 2008, Martin Bähr wrote: > On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 04:50:21PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote: >> With a patch series that changes slowly from release to release, >> trackign changes in a patch from one release to the nhext becomes, >> for me, a nightmare.
> how is that? (not that i have never done this yet so i simply have no > comparison) Usually, packaging software from someone is a long time effort for me (I have been maintaining mailagent and dist since the fall of '95). So, if I were to follow the effort of, say, a fedora packager who just gave me a quilt series it would had to nkow how version 1.4 differed from 1.3 or 1.2 -- you wouyld have to compare a quilt series from 1.4 to the quilt series from 1.3 -- a nightmare. >> > to work with a debian package i currently have to pull out the patch >> > from the diff either by applying the diff to the source or by manually >> > editing the diff file. >> That is just the first time. > > right, i am only concerned about the first time here, because i have no > experience yet with the steps that follow... But that is not a sustainable model for inter-distro information exchange. vcs-pkg should be about on-going development of packaged software, not just a one time fire and forget injection of code. >> > so, making patches easely accessible would be really helpful for the >> > exchange between distributions... >> Frankly, I would justr refer people to my public repo in these cases. > > that works, because you have a public repo, many packages don't, and > it's also not clear how i would find that repo from looking at the > package. (emailing you to ask is not an option here because it takes to > long) Err, the Debian source packages have a set of fields just for that and apt-cache shows it to you: ,---- | __> apt-cache showsrc ucf | egrep -i '^Vcs' | sort -u | Vcs-Browser: http://git.debian.org/git/users/srivasta/debian/ucf.git | Vcs-Git: git://git.debian.org/~srivasta/debian/ucf.git `---- manoj -- I try to keep an open mind, but not so open that my brains fall out. Judge Harold T. Stone Manoj Srivastava <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> <http://www.golden-gryphon.com/> 1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B 924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C _______________________________________________ vcs-pkg-discuss mailing list email@example.com http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/vcs-pkg-discuss