Re: How to handle Debian patches
martin f krafft <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
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> also sprach Raphael Hertzog <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2008.05.16.1654 +0100]:
>> Add to this that each patch should have some standardized header on top
>> - a description of the patch and its purpose
>> - the associated bug number
>> - who wrote the patch
>> - where it has been forwarded upstream
>> - sign-off by reviewers maybe
>> Someone recently posted an example of this. IMO we should write a DEP
>> on patch management and standardize those headers. And probably enforce
>> their usage for patches on sensitive packages (lintian checks?).
It would be nice if dpkg-source would automatically create a header
template if missing and fork an editor whenever it changes a
patch. Maybe add a comment section with a diffstat of the last changes
that will be removed when exiting the editor for quick reference while
describing the change.