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Re: quilt 3.0 source format and dpkg-source/dpkg-buildpackage

Raphael Geissert wrote:

> Russ Allbery wrote:
> [...]
>> For Git-maintained packages like openafs, that would mean
>> ignoring all the patch management features and letting it generate a
>> single combined Debian diff analogous to the existing 1.0 diff from the
>> patched upstream source maintained in Git.
> I couldn't agree more with you. So far I have not converted any of my
> packages, but might consider trying the 3.0 native format which doesn't
> seem fool with patch management.

I apparently got fooled by the tricky name of 3.0 _native_, as it refers to
Debian native packages. This is of course not what I'm looking for.

I hope at some point a package format that is friendlier with VCS' is
developed. Until then I'm sticking with 1.0 for all my VCS-managed packages
(I only maintain two packages that fit that criteria).

3.0 would be friendlier if it would only *not* automatically apply the
patches when extracting the source. But then there's not much point for
dpkg to know about patches.

Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer
www.debian.org - get.debian.net

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