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Re: RFR: GIT Package VCS



On Thu, 2007-06-07 at 14:39 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Thursday 07 June 2007 14:27:35 Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > The question is... how much does working in an exploded tree push you
> > towards less incentive to get a set of patches and changes upstream.
> >
> > Heck, we could just work in exploded source and start claiming we *are*
> > the upstream...
> 
> We have to do it in a way that makes the exploaded tree useful for managing 
> your CHANGES to that exploaded tree.  We don't let the sourcerpm passed into 
> the buildsystem be of a modified tarball, we continue to force it to be the 
> unmodified upstream tarball plus the patches that you've been managing with 
> the exploaded tree applied to it.  This continues to enforce the patches are 
> valid to a known release, allows you to use exploaded tree to manage the 
> patches, gives upstream a place to cherry pick changes from, or old style 
> patch files to deal with.

That then begs the question as to why we can't have a simple 'make
explode' target.  Or why people can't do 'make sources' + untar
themselves, or run rpmbuild -bp..

For the vast majority of packages, I don't think having an exploded tree
in the SCM helps anything.  And it simply adds more overhead for those
packages.

josh


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