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Re: dpkg-source

>>>>> "john" == john  <john@dhh.gt.org> writes:

john> What will happen then when I make patches for use on systems
john> that don't have this new version of patch?

There is no need to worry. 

First of all, patch files are generated by `diff' and not `patch'.

Secondly, the problem with `patch' is only with the command line
arguments used to specify the backup file extension. A recent version
of `patch' changed that, and `dpkg-source' changed with it, but newer
version of `patch' has (should we say: by popular demand :-) reverted
to the old (standard) way of specifying this.

What all of this means is only that your version of `dpkg-source' must
match your version of `patch'.

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