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Re: Maintainer Diffs generating new directories

On Sun, 26 Jan 1997, Christoph Lameter wrote:

> On 26 Jan 1997, Guy Maor wrote:
> maor >Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> writes:
> maor >
> maor >> I have no problem modifying the packaging system, but to do it by
> maor >> individual initiative is to invite disaster.
> maor >
> 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.

This is definitly a bug.

> 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.
Although this appears to work in the special case created by deb-make, bug
reports against diff indicated that the general case created potential

> At least the check for additional directories needs to be made when
> building a .diff.gz and not when extracting the sourcecode!
I think it needs to be in both places.



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