Re: RFC: debhelper v2
At 22:42 -0700 1999-04-26, Joey Hess wrote:
I was assumming that policy no longer existed, for some reason, and that
dpkg-souce could handle it. Tests show it does... does anyone know if this
is ok to do nowadays?
I have had dpkg-source fail to handle new dirs at the top-level, I
have never had problems with dirs below 'debian'. I thought
dpkg-source needed GNU patch anyway.
Ah, the packaging manual says:
All the directories in the diff must exist, except the `debian'
subdirectory of the top of the source tree, which will be created
by `dpkg-source' if necessary when unpacking.
Then we get into the "is the packaging manual policy" argument.
Joel Klecker (aka Espy) Debian GNU/Linux Developer