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Re: [The good, the bad and] The Ugly -- the cosmetic rant

On Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 07:49:55PM +0100, Gergely Nagy wrote:


> Notice the patch.diff and test.sh files... With a little attention,
> those wouldn't have made it into the diff.gz.

I can see where a patch.diff might come in. It may not always be the
result of a DD not cleaning out the debian/ directory before building.
It may even be an essential part of the build process.

Sometimes it's a good idea to have separated patch diffs around, rather
than applying them en masse to the source code (except at build time to
a copy of the source, usually generated by "cp -l"). This can make
handling complex packages much easier.

Me? I leave the dh_make comments in for the next poor soul who may have
to mangle my packages, or for if I have to modify the build script in
the future to use one of the unused targets.

Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>

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