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Re: How to cope with patches sanely (Was: State of the project - input needed)

Mike Hommey wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 11:14:24AM +0100, sean finney <seanius@debian.org> wrote:
>> On Friday 25 January 2008 11:08:13 am Mike Hommey wrote:
>> > On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 09:55:02AM +0000, Jon Dowland 
>> <jon+debian-devel@alcopop.org> wrote:
>> > > Does anyone know how common it is for this additional functionality to
>> > > be used in packages in the archive?
>> >
>> > I do use it for config.guess and config.sub update in package source tree,
>> > though that can be done in debian/rules.
>> and generally i'm skeptical of doing such a thing in the "patch" phase, 
>> because it immediately makes "unpatch" ambiguous as to whether it really 
>> reverts "patch".
> My implementation does.
> Mike

Likewise.  If someone knows about a dpatch script that doesn't do the
right thing with "unpatch", I'd go so far as to recommend filing a bug.

best regards,

Kevin B. McCarty <kmccarty@gmail.com>
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