On Fri, 2020-02-21 at 17:20 +0000, Holger Levsen wrote: > Hi Utkarsh, > > On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 10:37:06PM +0530, Utkarsh Gupta wrote: > > Is it okay to add d/source/format file? Or should I instead be > > applying patches via d/rules file? > > as a general rule: don't change the packaging when doing security updates. > > And mind you, some old packages don't have a patch system at all... One should only make *minimal* changes in a security update. However, converting a package from 1.0 to 3.0 (quilt) when it previously had no changes to upstream is a small change. If the maintainer has also made that change in later versions, I wouldn't hesitate to do so in a security update. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings You can't have everything. Where would you put it?
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