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Re: patches question

From: ng0
Subject: Re: patches question
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 22:18:59 +0000

On 2016-06-23(10:14:50PM+0200), Andreas Enge wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 11:30:35AM +0000, ng0 wrote:
> > In the case of netcat-openbsd, Debian is the Linux upstream,
> > maintaining the port of netcat from OpenBSD.
> > The patches have not seen an update since 2012 and are still
> > functional.
> > I can understand that we don't want to maintain more patches
> > than necessary, so in the case of netcat-openbsd I'll contact
> > Debian, as mentioned in the thread of the patch, to ask about
> > a merge of their patches into their maintained port.
> So did I understand correctly that the Debian project maintains the "official"
> tarball of the software package, and at the same time, the same person main-
> tains a patch series that is not part of the tarball? This sounds very
> surprising.
> Andreas

Correct. It is indeed surprising, but I don't know if there
is a consensus in debian in how to deal with this.
Other distributions (like gentoo) pull both the source and
the patches tarball and use them as if they were one and the

♥Ⓐ ng0
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