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Re: How to cope with patches sanely

Le Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 10:47:05AM +0100, Raphael Hertzog a écrit :
> > - When modifying a package that uses dpatch, quilt or simple-patchsys,
> >   developpers have to find out by themselves if the target for patching
> >   the sources is patch, apply-patches or apply-dpatches.
> Once the new dpkg-source format is in standard use, those rules disappear
> completely... because they are no more needed during build.

I must have missed something. I thought that the new format was to keep
the debian directory in a tar.gz format. With this format, people who
want to modify upstream sources will have to use a patch system. What is
the plan to make the patch targets in debian/rules unneeded?

Have a nice day (and thank you for your work on a new format for source

Charles Plessy
Wakō, Saitama, Japan

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