Maintainer Diffs generating new directories
On 26 Jan 1997, Guy Maor wrote:
maor >Dale Scheetz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
maor >> I have no problem modifying the packaging system, but to do it by
maor >> individual initiative is to invite disaster.
maor >Well said.
To keep things going the way they are is already a desaster. What we have
now is the following situation:
If the maintainer adds directories to a package then dpkg-buildpackage
will just run fine. The maintainer does not get any warning at all,
uploads the packages and thinks all is fine.
Then someone else gets the package and tries a dpkg-source -x to retrieve
it. And he cannot because dpkg-source -x has been crippled to not allow
what would be possible on most UNIX systems and on all Linux systems:
Apply a patch which adds directories.
At least the check for additional directories needs to be made when
building a .diff.gz and not when extracting the sourcecode!
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