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Re: Generated files and patch systems

Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> writes:

> I'm getting into a crazy situation with this lintian warning:
> patch-system-but-direct-changes-in-diff
> I've removed one diversion from libgpewidget but I still need to use one
> and this requires a patch to configure.ac using dpatch. This then
> regenerates configure and aclocal.m4.
> I think patch-system-but-direct-changes-in-diff is just too buggy to be
> deployed - that isn't the fault of lintian, I think the "problem" cannot
> be detected/determined in a sane manner. Maybe a downgrade to info?

If you regenerate those files then remove them in clean. If lintian
still complains then that is imho a bug.

If you can't work without those files then the only way out is to save
them and restore them in clean.


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