[Build-common-hackers] Bug#414305: patch/unpatch, update-config/reverse-config, etc

Robert Millan rmh at aybabtu.com
Tue May 19 11:18:29 UTC 2009

tags 414305 - patch


This is probably not so simple.  There are many subtle issues to take into
account, like idempotency in all the targets, and ensuring consistency
("clean" can be run at any time, and it must always find the tree in a
consistent state and leave the tree in a consistent state;  that is, any
of the targets (including clean) will work afterwards).

I remember struggling with this problem and it took me a while to control
all the corner cases.  Before considering a patch for this problem suitable,
please check, at least:

  - My changelog entry for cdbs 0.4.26-4

  - #299010

Robert Millan

  The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
  how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
  still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."

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