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Re: [opensuse-packaging] wrong checkout result for graphics/libpng12
On Tue, 2015-01-20 at 09:14 +0100, Olaf Hering wrote:
While starting to look at libpng* issues I noticed that 'osc co -u
grahpics' gave an empty libpng12. For some reason
https://build.opensuse.org/package/show/openSUSE:Factory/libpng12 shows
that the package is developed at grahpics. But graphics/libpng12 has
just a _link to Factory and now a new project.diff.
I wonder how that happend?

Is graphics/libpng12 not the devel project for openSUSE:Factory/libpng12?

libpng being a very old package, this is 'just' the way devel packages
were setup: they were a LINK to openSUSE:Factory and each modification
was added as a 'patch' on top of the link.

This was later changed to 'branches', which is a 'full copy of the
sources' (osc co -u would give all files PLUS a _link file in this
case).

Both are 'valid' setups, with a slight advantage of the branch that if
the package in Factory every breaks (e.g. deleted), the full sources are
retained in the devel package.

Does that answer your questions?

Dominique

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