Re: Native package or not?
On Sun, 12 Feb 2006, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> This is interesting. When I remove a file completely from
> ./debian, as I do in the case of fvwm, diff says "ignoring deletion
> of files ...". So, if I had instead just truncaterd the file, it
> would be removed from the unpacked tree, while remaining as a zero
> byte file in my SCM, but removing it from my SCM means it remains in
> the tree after dpkg-source -x.
> ironic, I think.
And higly useful. I use that feature all the time (along with some rm -f in
debian/rules clean) to ship less crap in the diff file.
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