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Should dpkg-source -x list patches (Re: How to handle Debian patches)

On Fri, 16 May 2008, Raphael Hertzog wrote:

I totally agree that we need to make our changes more visible. In the
openssl case, the patch in question is inside the .diff.gz and you don't
notice it in the unpacked source package. I tend to give a look to what's
in debian/patches/ when I rebuild a package but not to what's in .diff.gz

If I inspect an unknown package I always do

    zgrep "^+++ " *.diff.gz | grep -v "/debian/"

and I wonder whether I should file a bug report against "dpkg-source -x"
to do this by default.

Kind regards



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