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Bug#250202: Get this over with

On Sep 20, Wouter Verhelst <wouter@grep.be> wrote:

> +          When running <prgn>dpkg-source -x</prgn> does not
> +          immediately give one a directory with editable source, a
> +          package should provide a file debian/README.source which
> +          enumerates and documents the debian/rules targets for at
> +          least <em>unpacking the source</em> and <em>applying
> +          debian-specific patches</em> (if any, or a simple statement
> +          that such a target does not exist or is not required if
> +          none).</p>
I object to an hard requirement, and I also object to the general idea.
It's not like there are hundred of different packaging scripts, so we
would end up with hundred of similar three-lines README.source files.
I think it would be better to have a standard makefile target for
unpacking/patching which would solve the issue in most situations and
then use README.source when something really complex is going on and
more details are useful.

ciao, |
Marco | [8074 timf/lAMeuhbc]

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