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Re: Proposal new source archive format

Ben Collins wrote:
> How about this. By default the system can do the standard diff like it
> does not (excluding the debian/) and place the resulting diff in
> debian/patches/debian.diff, then create the .debian.tar.gz of the debian/
> directory. Then allow for expansion above and beyond that. We get a
> .tar.gz of the debian directory, the same ease of diffing, plus the added
> functionality that some of the more advanced packages require.

Something like this sounds ok, except Wichert's objections about packages with
an upstream debian directory still come into play and I still think special
cases to hack around that are a bad idea. Hmm.

see shy jo

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