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Re: RFC round 5: DEP-3: Patch Tagging Guidelines

On Thu, 27 Aug 2009, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 1:14 AM, gregor herrmann<gregoa@debian.org> wrote:
> > I prefer to omit Origin and interpret a
> > missing-Origin-with-Author-present as a Debian patch.
> >
> > Adding a URL (pointing where - to a webinterface of a VCS?) seems
> > cumbersome, and just stating in some way that the origin is Debian or
> > the person who wrote the patch/put in into the package seems like a
> > duplication of information and effort.
> I disagree, imagine the situation where Fedora imports some patches
> from Debian and then the Debian maintainer looks at Fedoras patches.
> In that case I, as the Debian maintainer would want to know which
> patches come from Debian so I can ignore them or check if they are
> modified from Debian.

Ideally Fedora adds the missing URL in the Origin field
since they also want to be able to verify what happened to the patch.

Maybe that expectation should be documented in the DEP.

Raphaël Hertzog

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