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Re: How to handle Debian patches

Le samedi 17 mai 2008 à 14:37 +0200, Lucas Nussbaum a écrit :
> If I understand things correctly (but I'm really not sure I do), 3.0
> (quilt) won't really help with that: it won't prevent maintainers to
> directly modify files outside of debian/ , and generate a huge
> debian/patches/debian-changes-version.diff.
> It seems to me that what we need to do is decide that using dpatch or
> quilt is the way to go (with properly commenting individual patches).
> It's a social problem, not a technical one.

Certainly, but dpkg-source v3 is the technical part of the solution.
Packages which already use quilt will finally be distributed properly
instead of containing a diff of diffs.

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