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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   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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