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Re: dpkg-source and deleted files

On 01-Apr-01, 18:06 (CDT), Joerg Jaspert <joerg@goliathbbs.dnsalias.net> wrote: 
> diff could delete files, but dpkg-source ignores the deletion. Why ? I dont 
> see any reason for the ignore. 

Because dpkg-source goes out of its way to make sure it doesn't do
anything destructive. IWJ (author of dpkg-source, if I remember
correctly) probably figured out a way to create hostile source and diffs
if dpkg-source was allowed to delete files, and thus it isn't.


Steve Greenland <stevegr@debian.org>
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