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Re: dpkg-source and deleted files

On Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 12:51:44PM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
> 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.

There are instances where you must remove things from the original
source after unpack (like left over object files or binaries). We don't
want dpkg-source worrying about those. Generally, any changes you make
that are worthwhile, or modifications or additions, and not removals.


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