ACK [x/y/x] / APPLIED [artful/unstable]: [PATCH] [SRU Xenial/Yakkety/Zesty] [Artful] [unstable] UBUNTU: [Packaging] exact extend-diff-ignore matches

Seth Forshee seth.forshee at
Thu Jun 1 20:04:05 UTC 2017

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 11:33:54AM -0300, Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo wrote:
> BugLink:
> gen-auto-reconstruct script adds extend-diff-ignore options to
> debian/source/options for symlinks not found in the orig tarball.
> These options, however, are regular expressions, and match any part of a
> file path. This may cause some files to be excluded from source when
> they are not an exact match, but are a partial match to those symlinks.
> Using beggining and end of string metacharacters fix the issue.
> This problem was found in one of the derivatives, which contained a
> symlink, whose name was a prefix for a directory in the same path,
> leading that entire directory to be excluded from source.
> Signed-off-by: Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <cascardo at>

Applied to artful/master-next and unstable/master, with the trailing '$'
escaped as suggested by Andy.

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