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Re: Quilt patch for patching things in the debian folder

On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 4:53 PM, Thomas Goirand wrote:

> I've just seen an (ugly) instance of many quilt patches in
> debian/patches that are patching things inside the debian/ folder. I am
> wondering if it would be wise to forbid this entirely, and write about
> it in the policy (maybe it is there already?). There's no sane reason
> why this would happen: our package_<version>.debian.tar.gz should come
> patched already, and shouldn't need any quilt patch.
> Thoughts anyone? Is there reasons why this would be a valid way to do
> things?

I have wanted to do this outside of Debian and got annoyed when the
package I was patching got switched to dpkg-source v3, preventing me
from doing the same thing.



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