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Re: what if upstream provides debian build directory

Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl> writes:

> The 3.0 format has a number of upsides and one downside: quilt.  Sadly,
> the variants are only 3.0 (native) which doesn't apply and 3.0 (quilt).
> The latter interacts disastrously with keeping the packaging under
> version control -- and the very idea of _not_ using version control
> today is quite ridiculous.

> But fortunately it's simple to turn 3.0 (quilt) into 3.0 (sane): adding
> "rm -rf .pc debian/patches" to the "clean" rule gives you something
> that's effectively 1.0 format with all the goodies of 3.0.

Much more reliable and simpler: Put "single-debian-patch" in
debian/source/options and then stick something like the following in

| Subject: Collected Debian patches for <package>
| Author: <maintainer>
| The packaging for <package> is maintained in Git using multiple
| branches for fixes, which makes it complex to separate the changes easily
| into individual patches.  They are therefore all included in a single
| Debian patch.
| For full commit history and separated commits, see the packaging Git
| repository.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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