Re: How to handle Debian patches
On Sat, 17 May 2008 00:19:59 +0300, George Danchev <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> I personally don't think there is any need for new infrastrutures. We
> only need to follow some simple rules, i.e. orig.tar.gz should be
> really the original upstream source; diff.gz (debian/patches/
> included) is what the debian developer added to it.
This is exactly what happened in the openssl case (modulo
./debian/patches). Indeed, this is already the recommendation: use
pristine upstream, unless they have added non-dfsg materials, or
something, and _all_ debian changes live in the diff.gz.
Following this simple rule is what we normally do.
Leibowitz's Rule: When hammering a nail, you will never hit your finger
if you hold the hammer with both hands.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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