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Re: How to cope with patches sanely

* martin f. krafft:

> 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.

It does, if you ship the sources with the series applied.  AFAICT, this
is not what's usually done.

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