Re: Flogging a dead horse....
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"B. Douglas Hilton" <email@example.com> writes:
> I used to have the xdrum_1.7.orig.tar.gz online, but I wrote
> xdrum_1.7 and I just made it a Debian native package, hence no need
> for the original.
It's still best to have a Debian diff though. Suppose you discover a
bug in the package dependencies, or the postinst, or you have an
urgent bugfix? You can simply add them to the diff, and you won't
have to upload a whole new tarball (just the .dsc and .diff.gz).
I have also found it useful to cleanly separate the roles of upstream
and Debian, even though I am now both a Debian and upstream
maintainer. For example, I can add additional features to the Debian
packages, without changing the upstream tarball.
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