This is the README file for quinn diff version 0.65.
Quinn diff is a program for comparing a Sources file and a Packages
files to determine which programs need (re)compiled from source for
any given architecture.
Quinn diff knows about architecture specific packages (e.g. lilo) and
can easily exlcude them via a Packages-arch-specific file. The output
is a list of source packages complete with a
`What on earth does "Quinn Diff" stand for?' is rapidly become a FAQ,
so here's the frequently given answer:
Ruari Quinn is (or at least was) an Irish politician of some sort; I
know little or nothing about him other than his name. I was looking
for a name for the at that time unnamed quinn diff and heard his name
in a news report on the Radio. Having nothing better to use at the
time, and bein
This is a list of user-visible changes in each released version, more
detailed changes history can be found in the ChangeLog.
Version 0.72 - 21th March, 2010
* Bail out on incorrectly formatted Packages-arch-specific files.
* Adjust the handling of arch `all' packages to allow them to be
Version 0.71 - 14th March, 2010
* Consider the Architectures line in the Sources fi
# Generated by Makefile. Do not edit.
1999-05-30 James Troup <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* snarf_Packages: new scripts; supersedes snarf_Packag
2003-06-08 James Troup <email@example.com>
* init.c (usage): don't use multi-line string literals
GAR! This code is HORRIBLE. I *SUCK*. parse_package() is an
abomination... all the sad stup
James Troup wrote quinn diff.
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