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Re: New source package formats now available

On Sun, 22 Nov 2009, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Nov 2009, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > My point is : dpkg-source -x should be idempotent, whatever other
> > packages are installed when you do it. The fact that you can't
> > dpkg-source -x, and *then* install quilt to manage the patches is a
> > nuisance.
> It's a minor one, yes. But it should happen only once... the next time
> will be still be installed. And since quilt is not needed during a simple
> build, I don't see the need to add it the dependencies of dpkg-dev.

The principle of least surprise is a damn good reason to add that

We don't need any extra aggravation right now, especially not related to the
3.0 format.  Please add the dependency.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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