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Bug#482102: qa.debian.org: intelligent listing of debian/patches, git/quilt v3 format packages, etc

Lucas Nussbaum wrote:

> patches.debian.org
> ==================
> Objective:
>   Provide simple place to learn about Debian-specific patches, for
>   upstream, users and other DDs.
> Features: browsing patches, downloading them, tracking status of
> patches.
> Split .diff.gz to extract patches for:
> - each quilt/dpatch/simple-patchsys patch

Hi Lucas, Sean,

I just wanted to mention a potential gotcha to consider with dpatch --
note that it allows patch files to be arbitrary scripts.  So if a dpatch
file begins with a shebang line that doesn't include the string
"dpatch", it should probably just be shown by the patch browsing system
as a normal text file without patch-style formatting.  (Or even with
special formatting for the most common scripting languages -- sh, perl,
python, etc. -- if not too much trouble.)

Of course it's possible that I am the only person that uses this obscure
dpatch feature (I have some scripts to move source code files around
during the patch step -- yes, they honor both the -patch and -unpatch
flags).  So maybe it's easiest not to worry about it too much.

best regards,

Kevin B. McCarty <kmccarty@gmail.com>
WWW: http://www.starplot.org/
WWW: http://people.debian.org/~kmccarty/
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