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Re: Pristine source from upstream VCS repository

Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> writes:

> | $ apt-cache search pristine
> | dbs - Allows Debian source packages with multiple patches
> | linux-patch-debian-2.6.28 - Debian patches to version 2.6.28 of the Linux kernel
> | pristine-tar - regenerate pristine tarballs
> See the last one. pristine-{gz,bz2} in particular.


I'm not sure how to actually use it in a Debian package though.

Reading the manual pages, I get the impression it's designed to
produce deltas that upstream then commits in their VCS. If I don't
have access to commit to the upstream VCS, how can I make use of this?

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