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Martin Bähr mbaehr at
Wed Oct 1 05:44:23 UTC 2008

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

> > 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...

> > 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

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