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Re: Introducing the patchadd binary patch toolchain


On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 03:12:03PM -0400, matthew sporleder wrote:
> Comparing destdir's is a pretty good way to get differences between
> two builds.  I did it successfully to generate patches in my own
> updating tool.

Doesn't that produce unnecessary differences for a ton of files? If
the builddir was cleared previously, that is. I mean, we have things
which reexecute configure all the time and possibly adds build IDs.

One might try it though.

> I found that the biggest gotcha in the whole process is kernel changes
> for two reasons:

I think kernel changes should be separated anyway. Too many
architectures have GENERIC and GENERIC.MP.


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