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Re: Debian vs. BOGUS

Richard Kettlewell writes ("Re: Debian vs. BOGUS"):
> Andrew Howell writes (in debian-user):
> >I didn't quite understand what you said then, but if you have the
> >debian source and diffs of a package and the debian.rules file is
> >done correctly you should be able to do './debian.rule orig' and it
> >will bring the source back to it's original state.
> I can find no mention of the requirement for an ``orig'' rule in the
> package maintainer guidelines.  Is it mentioned anywhere?  If it is a
> requirement then ftp.debian.org:/debian/project/standards/Guidelines
> and the `hello' example package need updating.

No, there is no such requirement.  This is merely something that some
package maintainers (not including me) find helpful.


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