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Re: New source package formats now available

Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> writes:

> Hi,
> On Sat, 21 Nov 2009, Mike Hommey wrote:
>>  The modifications are implied, but it means that the source format is
>> already this "heavy modification", on a similarly heavy modification
>> scale. Additionally, if someone wants to sepearte the patches into
>> feature-patches instead of one-modification-patch-per-upload they will
>> have to additionally pull in quilt anyway to work on it properly,
> Well, they can drop the patch in debian/patches, and add it to
> the end of debian/patches/series. If quilt is installed, it should
> work as dpkg-source will use quilt applied to know
> whether patches needs to be applied. If quilt is not installed, it assumes
> all patches are applied, so you should also apply the patch.

Are you sure about that? dpkg creates a
debian/patches/dpkg-applied-patches file listing the patches it has
applied. It should notice when the series file has more patches than
were applied and remedy the situation.


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