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Re: How to handle Debian patches

On Sat, 17 May 2008 00:19:59 +0300, George Danchev <danchev@spnet.net> 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 <srivasta@debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>  
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