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SubjectRe: Binary files in the kernel sources?
Matthias Andree wrote:
>
> > > Uh. uuencode? History. base64encode COULD be used, but what's the point
> > > as long as it's inside a .tar.ANYCOMPRESSORSUFFIX?
> >
> > Excuse me? I've never heard of that program.
> >
> > The only alternative to uuencode would be a png-logo.c or
> > png-logo.pl that spits out a png file without external help.
>
> I'm asking again: what's the point in encoding binary files such as PNG,
> if the whole lot is stuffed into a .tar.gz or .tar.bz2 anyways?

Diff and patch can't handle binary files.

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Brian Gerst
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