[aur-general] Tarball Guidelines

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Tue Dec 7 10:49:54 EST 2010

keenerd wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 4:59 AM, Nicky726 <nicky726 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > been told by the bot, that selinux-flex has a binary (selinux-flex/flex-
> > arch.patch.gz), which is a gziped patch. Guess I can ungzip it, though as this
> > package is just a copy of a [core] package from some time ago, I guess the
> > original maintainers new, what they were doing, if they included it this way.
> > So should I do it to not include evil gziped patches?
> Evil is such a strong word.  It is just without benefit.  Disturbs the
> transparency of things.  Technically against the rules.
> Zipped patches was an edge case.  Here, I chose to take a strict
> interpritation of the edge cases.  It is only a comment after all,
> very little of consequence.  Besides, Arch tries hard to not patch
> things  :-)
> But thank you for taking the time to read and respond.  So many
> maintainers ignore comments.
> -Kyle
> http://kmkeen.com

If the patch is large then what's the problem with compressing it?

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