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[New: openFATE 311072] Turn quilt into a noarch package
Feature added by: Jean Delvare (jdelvare)

Feature #311072, revision 1
Title: Turn quilt into a noarch package

Hackweek VI: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Jean Delvare (jdelvare)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
Even though it is mainly made of bash and perl scripts, quilt is currently
arch-specific. This is caused by one small helper binary names backup-files.
The source code of this small helper binary accounts for about 7.5 % of the
total code. The helper could be rewritten in bash, and actually this has been
done already. Debian reportedly uses a patch that does exactly this for 4 years
now: http://www.mail-archive.com/quilt-dev@xxxxxxxxxx/msg01137.html While
having this helper in bash rather than binary form certainly has an impact on
performance, it should be possible to minimize this impact with some work.
Also, virtually every piece of quilt could be rewritten in C for better
performance, but performance was hardly the point of quilt in the first place.

So, the goal of this hackweek project is to get rid of backup-files in its C
form, and convert it to bash.

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openSUSE Feature:
https://features.opensuse.org/311072

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