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

On Mon, 19 May 2008 09:20:11 +0200 (CEST), Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> said: 

>> If you care about the changes, just use the command. You can even
>> have an alias if you prefer that.
>> BTW:
>> +++ 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).

        In that case, I fail to see why you are only interested in this
 information if the maintainer did not use quilt. Seems like you should
 be concerned about changes made to upstream, period,  regardless of
 whether the changes are recorded in quilt or not.

        Am I missing something?

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