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Re: Feedback on 3.0 source format problems

On Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 1:21 AM, Guillem Jover wrote:

> I'm interested in what things people still find so off-putting to the
> point of not wanting to use the new 3.0 source formats.

I've been reading this thread and keep being reminded of our
discussion on #debian-dpkg a while ago.

I think most of the complaints about Debian source package formats are
rooted in a design mistake made early on. The debian/ directory. The
debian/ dir controls the upstream source but is in a subdirectory of
the upstream source. The directory hierarchy is an inverse of the
relationship between its parts. The debian/patches/ dir is another
layering violation on top of that.



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