Notice of intent: patching glibc

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Sat Sep 3 08:38:46 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 02, 2011 at 10:28:19PM +0200, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 02, 2011 at 01:20:19PM -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > Is there a specific reason glibc does this?
> Yes.
> > Can it not have a set of patches, one per change, as is usual practice?
> Fedora glibc sources are from git, and the bit diff is just generated
> diff between the upstream snapshot and corresponding Fedora snapshot,
> sans a few Fedora-only directories (which are packaged as extra tarball).

That's not a reason.

Why not keep the Fedora branch in git and make patches from it:

This method is quite probably simpler than the one you're using now.


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