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Re: single-debian-patch (was Re: Bits from dpkg developers - dpkg 1.16.1)

On Fri, 23 Sep 2011, Adam Borowski wrote:
> Old-style: rm -rf .pc debian/patches
> New-style: echo "single-debian-patch" >debian/source/options

--single-debian-patch is no longer "new" at this point. The fact that you
were not using it and relying on dpkg-source to generate a different patch
at each upload was just bad taste IMO.

Most people relying on dpkg-source to generate the patch of what's stored
in the VCS are already using single-debian-patch (BTW, it's better to put
it in debian/source/local-options).

And as you noted, we took care to ensure that people relying on this
option don't get the new behaviour.

> It'd be nice if the error message pointed us to the new way.

I'm afraid the error message is already verbose enough and I don't
want to give conflicting recommendations.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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