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

On Sat, May 24, 2003 at 05:37:31PM +0900, Masato Taruishi wrote:

> > 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.
> This creates a fragment to use dpkg-divert. It checks all md5sums of
> each package and lists files which we need to invoke 'dpkg-divert'.

This seems like it would make more sense as a debhelper component than as an
independent program.

 - mdz

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