Re: Ximian Source

> The concept of RPMs and DEBs is that the source packages are the
> original tarballs plus the extras (patches and so on), maybe joined in
> some different format so people do not have to get them separate, but
> in any case you can see the patches. Try Debian dir, IIRC tarball
> should be separated from extras, there is no glue operation like in
> RPM.

So, I could download any distro's source files and compile them on my system (so long as I have the packaging tool to unpack them).  If this is true, (back to one of my earlier statements) why not have one directory with the tarballed source (including patches)?  Wouldn't that be more simple?

Patrick Kellaher
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