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Re: [Gnewsense-dev] No xv?

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [Gnewsense-dev] No xv?
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 22:21:24 +1030

On Mon, 01 Mar 2010 18:07:20 -0500
Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:

>     > Maybe there should be a "discard package" list
>     > and all mentions of those packages should be removed
>     > when copying other packages from Debian.
>     That means recompiling dozens (hundreds?) of packages for no gain
> other then to remove 10 characters from a meta file.
> Why does removing these characters require recompiling anything?
> Can't a script patch these meta files without recompiling?

Its recorded in package lists ('easy' to fix), and in the package -
much harder to fix. I'm not aware of a way to change the package
control file without rebuilding it.

> I am not an expert on this, so please forgive me if I am overlooking
> something that ought to be obvious.

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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