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Re: dpkg-source produces invalid diffs


after re-reading my mail I realized I didn't emphasize the biggest
problem: If the patch adds a new file that a new upstream version adds,

An example:
The patch adds a manpage program.1 in the main directory of the source
archive. In the new upstream source, there's already a manpage program.1 .
patch version 2.5 gives you an error message, patch version 2.5.4 simply
concatenates the two manpages.

If this happens only with manpages or other documentation it's only
annoying - but if this happens with a script there may happen bad things.


A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a
"Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
                -- Mahatma Ghandi

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