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

On Mon, 19 May 2008, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:

I dont see a reason why the normal unpack action should spam the user.

If a user feels spammed there might be means to switch this off.  A command
line option that reduces the verbosity comes to mind even /dev/null might be
a place to foreward this stuff if you really feel spammed.

you care about the changes, just use the command. You can even have an alias
if you prefer that.

+++ openssl-0.9.8g/Makefile
+++ openssl-0.9.8g/Configure
+++ ... (50 lines deleted)
+++ openssl-0.9.8g/util/pl/netware.pl

This is *exactly* what I want the user to see.  The information that the
source has *a lot* (53) files that are patched by the Debian maintainer
is no spam at all but might make the user aware that there might be reasons
to inspect the diff carefully and that it is not enough to look into
debian/patches (which might not exist in this case, did not checked).

Kind regards



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