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Re: RFC: debhelper v2

Joey Hess <joey@kitenet.net> writes:

> 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? 

Because some versions of patch can't handle patching files in
directories which don't exist, dpkg-source will create all needed
directories before running patch.  I think I contributed that bit.

>           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.

This part of the packaging manual was written before the restriction
was lifted.


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