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Re: New, improved dpkg-source script

David Engel writes ("Re: New, improved dpkg-source script"):
> Why can't the Debian diff be reverse patched into the Debian source
> to get the original source?  I've done this myself manually sevral
> times.

This will leave some empty files in the resulting `original' source;
OK, these can be removed, but it seems likely that other things will
go ever so slightly wrong.

This approach is all very well for a one-off, but if we do this once
now we'll enshrine whatever brokenness happens into the Debian
`original' source - any errors will be propagated into future

It would be better to have many files in the old format than a few
files that weren't *quite* right ...


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