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Re: patches to vendor source trees - discussion

Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 05, 2001 at 04:21:07PM -0500, Charles Wilson wrote:
>>My proposal (revised)
>>   Use the standard RPM tree (SOURCES, BUILD, SPEC, RPMS, SRPMS)
>>   -src is a tarball which contains
>>     SOURCES/foo-VER-REL-orig.tar.bz2
>>     SOURCES/foo-VER-REL.diff (creates the cgywin README)
>>     SOURCES/foo-VER-REL-X.diff (if necessary)
>>     SPECS/foo-VER-REL.*
>>       .spec or .sh or .rule or whatever.
>>   setup unpacks this into /usr/src/cygwin.
>>   the end.  Nothing else is specified yet.
> Your proposal has a disadvantage:  The src package isn't
> compatible to the current packaging scheme.
> ==> All packages have to be repacked.  A clear no-no, IMO.

No, it IS compatible -- since you unpack the -src tarball at the 
"usr/src/cygwin/ level, OLD style src tarballs will create this:


NEW style src tarballs will create this:


Granted, *ideally* you'd unpack new -src tarballs at the /usr/src/cygwin/ 
level, and you'd unpack old -src tarballs at the /usr/src/ level, but I 
don't think my way is too terrible...


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