Re: RFC: debhelper v2
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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