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Re: Proposal new source archive format

On Wed, May 03, 2000 at 03:24:00PM +0000, Marc Haber wrote:
> For these packages, we have
> (1) the pristine sources
> (2) the debian patch from the source archive and
> (3) our own patch that is applied to the source dir before building
> the package.
> I'd like to see the new package tools supporting this transparently,
> so that dpkg-source for example would look for other patches fitting
> the package to be unpacked and automatically apply them.

I strongly second this wish.

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