dialog patch

Toby Smithe toby.smithe at gmail.com
Sun Oct 22 21:40:08 CEST 2006

On Sun, 2006-10-22 at 20:33 +0100, Malcolm wrote:
> On 10/22/06, Toby Smithe <toby.smithe at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If people are going to manually unpack things, then what's the point of
> > patching?
> The point of providing the original and the patches separately is that
> they can be imported into CVS separately.  CVS can then be used to
> merge in new upstream versions without the patch getting in the way.
> Both the original code and the patch will go into CVS.

Ah. I assumed the code was already in CVS. My bad...

> As an Ubuntu user you may be aware that when you use "apt-get source"
> to download the source for a package, it downloads the original code
> and the Ubuntu  patch separately.

Yeah. I do. Just learning how to package, actually! Interesting to see
people on different projects. What a small world...

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