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Re: Quilt patch for patching things in the debian folder

On 03/07/2012 07:15 PM, Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> Whether it might make sense for derivatives to mangle upstream with
> packaging changes in other files might be a matter of opinion
> (I'm personally quite happy that is no longer possible), but
> debian/control should really be something you should be able to extract
> in a sane way.
debian/control isn't something that should be patched in any way, IMO.
We have substvars for that, and it is possible to use dpkg-vendor in
order to replace variables depending on your needs.

FYI, that's one of the very ugly things that I had in mind when starting
this thread.


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