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Re: How to cope with patches sanely

also sprach Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> [2008.03.01.1334 +0100]:
> The nice thing about Manoj's proposal that we (as in "the security
> team", for instance) need not care if the Debian maintainer thinks that
> upstream needs pristine topic branches, an integration branch, a weave,
> or whatever.  We just patch the source and be done with it.  This isn't
> a problem as long as we tell upstream to pick patches from unstable
> (which they will likely do anyway because that version is much closer to
> theirs most of the time).

A quilt series should satisfy those needs as well. If not, please
explain where it falls short.

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