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Re: [Xen-devel] build suggestion

On Tue, 21 Sep 2004, Christian Limpach wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 21, 2004 at 04:04:28PM -0500, Brian Wolfe wrote:
> > That still doesn't fix the issue of the sparse patch replacing files
> > that may have been altered by the distro. 8-( As it stands now you have
> > to sparse-patch fist, THEN apply any other patches that you want. This
> > is an undesireable situation to be in when there are many other things
> > to patch. (bug fixes, stadard features specific to this distro, etc).
> Ah I see, I've never used a distribution patched kernel.  Won't you
> then also need to apply patches which the distribution applies
> to files in arch/i386 to the corresponding files in arch/xen?

I've used csplit in the past to break up diffs.  I had a conversion script
that could split a debian diff.gz into upstream changes, and everything in
debian/.  I then recombined the latter part, and turned it into a tarball,
while moving the former part into debian/patches/(I'm the original author of

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