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Re: Hurd F1 ISO and booting

On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 02:08:48PM +0200, Andreas L. Gustafsson wrote:
> Maybe this is a stupid question, but what is "The Debian diff.gz" doing
> and when is it applied?

The debian diff.gz is just a file. By itself it does nothing. It is applied
to the pristine upstream source to produce something that can be used
to compile a Debian package by the canonical Debian package building

It is applied when unpacking a Debian source package, which consists of
two or three files: A *.dsc source description file, listing the other
file(s). One of them is the (pristine) upstream source, the optional third
file is the diff.gz.

dpkg-source is the tool which does it, but you can do it manually either.


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