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Re: About new source formats for packages without patches

Ben Finney <ben+debian@benfinney.id.au> wrote:


> As far as I can understand, this is entirely compatible with “absence of
> ‘debian/source/format’ always means the package is in “1.0” source

The problem is that if debian/source/format is missing for one reason or
another, your package will be silently built as a 1.0 source
package. From there on, in the best case it fails right away but it can
also lead to silently building packages without applying patches.

Now, let's say there's a security patch in the pile, and this becomes a


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