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Re: new source format

On Thursday 18 March 1999, at 18 h 7, the keyboard of Wichert Akkerman 
<wichert@cs.leidenuniv.nl> wrote:

> Yes, but someone who runs debian/rules *expects* that commands are run.
> When I unpack a source I simply expect that the source is unpacked and
> optionally patches are applied, nothing more. I would be really supplied
> if unpacking the source would run arbitraty commands..

<devil's advocate>

RPM does it. These arbitrary commands are in the SPECS (most of them are simple "patch") and it allows them to have source packages for things that cannot be handled by "patch".

</devil's advocate>

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