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> There's no reason for the build system changes not to live in the
> diff.gz. Other than making the orig.tar.gz broken on its own.
I have covered this before. But since you missed it:
>> Well, I think it is important for people to be able to build
>> make/gnus which is the same as supplied by upstream, without Debian
>> specific patches. If I change the orig file in a manner which breaks
>> the build system, I think it is imperative for me to fix it so people
>> can still compile the non-debian-patched versions of the software.
>> I assume that the users, and the rest of the free software
>> community, are full partners, and could help in improving the
>> software, and if they talk to upstream, itwould be good to be able to
>> distinguish if the bug occurs in unpatched upstream make, or just in
>> the debian patched one.
>> I think anyone who ships a changed .orig file which no longer
>> builds (if the unchanged .orig file did build) is shipping a
>> suboptimal, and even buggy, source package. FTBS used to apply to
>> things not building on the user machine, not just buildd's.
>> This is a quality of implementation issue.
The last thing one knows in constructing a work is what to put
first. Blaise Pascal
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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