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Re: divergence from upstream as a bug

On Mon, 19 May 2008, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> Two additional changes could be made as well, to help with the process:
> 1) add parsing for Closes-with-patch: in changelog. This closes the
>    bug normally, and also tags the bug + divergence. sounds
>    non-disruptive.

This should actually probably be done by the addition of an extension
to debcommit (or similar) to automatically add divergence when a
change is made which impacts a bug which involves a change not
(ultimately) inside of debian/; ideally even sending the patch to the
bts and marking it as a summary.[1]

[Or maybe some other command which does the same with a interdiff or

Doing differently will require a manual step to actually extract the
patch which is involved in the divergence, and also requires changes
to dak et al.

Don Armstrong

1: Possibly even replacing tagpending...
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