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Re: Introducing the patchadd binary patch toolchain

On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 3:39 PM, Tonnerre LOMBARD 
<> wrote:
> Salut,
> 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 was relying on the mtree files, although I think that was mostly fixed.

>> 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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