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Re: How to handle Debian patches

On Sat, 17 May 2008, George Danchev wrote:
> On Saturday 17 May 2008, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > This is exactly what happened in the openssl case (modulo
> > ./debian/patches).
> Not true. openssl packaging didn't and still does not use clearly
> identified diff files in debian/patches/.

Uh... that's why Manoj said "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.
> A large number of packages do not follow that simple rule, but
> patching the orig.tar.gz instead.

Which packages are these, and why aren't there bugs filed about this?

Don Armstrong

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with each other out of earshot of the police. Let's ban flags since
they could be used to pass secret messages in semaphore. In fact let's
just ban all forms of verbal and non-verbal communication -- let's see
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