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Re: RFR: GIT Package VCS



Karel Zak <kzak <at> redhat.com> writes:
> The problem is that the method we use today doesn't support anything
> like rediffing. The "rediff 1-2" is nightmare with rpmbuild +
> gendiff.

I don't even use gendiff, the way I rediff patches is that I just untar the 
upstream tarball, make a second copy of the directory, apply the patches, fix 
the rejects, then run diff -Nur. :-)

However, that'd be a pain for something like the kernel where I'd first have to 
apply the hundreds of previous patches to make sure I rediff against the source 
the patch actually has to apply to. Luckily, I don't have to deal with a 
package with that many patches. If I did, I'd probably pick the "one big 
patchset" approach I'm using for TIGCC's heavily-patched GCC, which is ideal 
when working this way.

        Kevin Kofler


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