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

On Wed, 21 May 2008, Raphael Hertzog wrote:

Would you regard this as a useful bug report or not?


Ups, it's just to late (#482166)

I'm currently evaluating a smooth transition from all orig+diff to the
3.0 (quilt) format and as such I'm not really interested in a new option
that only makes sense for the old format that I hope to deprecate in

Hmmm, do you regard it as realistic that all maintainers will change to
a new format in Lenny+1?  I do not think of maintainers who are in principle
not happy about this format but those who maintain packages that might stay
untouched perfectly fine over years?  I would personally welcome your plan,
but I have certain doubts that such kind of transitions are faster than
for instance /usr/doc -> /usr/share/doc and something like that.

And I already said that the 3.0 (quilt) format list patches that it
applies during dpkg-source -x.

Which is nice - and thus I would love to see this implemented now for
every format if it can be approached fairly easy.  But the maintainer
has the last word and I have no real problem if you tag the bug wontfix
or just close it.  I personally do this anyway on my systems - I just
thought that the idea would add some tiny bit to help in the problem
we detected.

Kind regards



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