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Re: Applied-Upstream field for Patch Tagging Guidelines (DEP-3)

Benjamin Drung <bdrung@ubuntu.com> writes:

> Hi,
> When a new upstream version is released, I have to check all patches if
> they were accepted by upstream or not. I have to check each patch if I
> can drop it. It would make packaging new releases easier if there were
> an optional Applied-Upstream field. Every patch that was applied
> upstream can be dropped. "no" or "not-yet" would indicate that the patch
> was not applied yet. If the patch was applied, it could contain the
> revision (like "r4681") or a link to the VCS commit.
> What do you think about my suggestion?

Why would the source (or VCS head) ever contain a patch that was
applied upstream? The moment the patch gets applied you simply remove


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