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Bug#443902: debian-policy: (C.3) subdirectories in debian/ not allowed?

Package: debian-policy
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch

Appending C.3 says:
"All the directories in the diff must exist, except the debian
subdirectory of the top of the source tree, which will be created by
dpkg-source if necessary when unpacking."

This is exactly one exception namely `debian/'. Creating directories
like `debian/patches' (dpatch) would violate the policy while strictly
reading it. I therefore suggest that `subdirectory' is replaced by
`subtree', `subdirectory and subdirectories thereof' or something


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_DE (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

-- no debconf information

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