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Re: Bug#194515: ITP: debdivert -- Debian packaging aid to create patch packages

On 24 May 2003 15:40:08 +0900
Masato Taruishi <taru@debian.org> wrote:
> Ah, the main point of this package is to create a local ad-hoc package
> which can coexist with its official package. Escpecially, I can manage
> my temporary on-going improvement to some debian package as a debian
> package. I didn't think to waste official debian packages because we
> shouldn't upload this kind of patch packages to the official but merge
> the patch to the official packages if we want to share them on public.

The main question is "what on god's green earth does this do that
dpkg-divert doesn't do?"

Looking at the package description, it implies that it will in fact do a
lot less than dpkg-divert unless you tell it otherwise.

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