Requirements of a VCS packaging tool

Stefano Zacchiroli zack at
Wed Mar 26 07:54:18 UTC 2008

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 02:56:18PM -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> And for that to work, the patches really need to be applied in part to
> a pristine source.

Ack on the basic principle. However in general it is not possible to
require that all patches apply properly to pristine source. In some
(rare fortunately) cases two patches will conflict with each other on
the pristine source and you need to make one depend on the other or the
other way round.

So I will relax your requirement stating that a patch in general should
not depend on anything else than the pristine source, but can depend on
some other patch which (following its dependency chain) reaches the
pristine source.


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