Re: Lintian ERROR saying dpatch is obsolete
Arno Töll writes ("Re: Lintian ERROR saying dpatch is obsolete"):
> On the other hand, if dpkg would support a rules target to be executed
> before applying patches, that would be a great improvement. Or,
> alternatively most patches-which-are-scripts could be avoided if quilt
> had better support for removing/copying/renaming files.
It's a fundamental problem with this approach which cannot be solved,
I'm afraid. We want to be able to safely inspect a source package.
That means that unpacking it should not execute part of it.