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.
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