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Re: Proposal new source archive format

debian-devel.lists.debian.org@marc-haber.de (Marc Haber) writes:
> For these packages, we have
> (1) the pristine sources
> (2) the debian patch from the source archive and
> (3) our own patch that is applied to the source dir before building
> the package.
> I'd like to see the new package tools supporting this transparently,
> so that dpkg-source for example would look for other patches fitting
> the package to be unpacked and automatically apply them.

As someone who is in similar shoes (slightly modded versions of debian
packages), I certainly wouldn't mind it if this was possible.

I'm not sure it should be a primary goal, but if it's a happy
accident, well.  It might also help with NMUs.


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