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Re: standardizing pre-build maintainer actions

Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 08:08:08PM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
>> > Anyhow I was thinking at something more generic that only getting orig
>> > sources
>> I don't think a Debian diff.gz should contain arbitrary updates from
>> upstream. 
> I didn't imply that it should be some other kind of updates, but
> generally some work that should be done before building the package. But
> probably it is not such a widespread need, 

I don't think it's a question of "widespread need".  I think the
examples you gave (documentation updates and "microrelease patches")
should not be treated this way.  Either you take all that upstream
provides at that point in time - then make a new upstream version (and
use the date as (part of) the version number).  Or review them
individually, then you don't need a makefile target.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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