Using tags to describe distribution patches, call for comments

Kees Cook kees at
Mon Nov 19 17:52:29 GMT 2007

On Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 03:22:11PM +0100, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> What do you think about those? Do we also need a tag indicating if the
> patch comes from Debian or Ubuntu? That would makes easier to know what
> we need to send upstream and how many Ubuntu specific changes are there

I like the proposal.  There are some packages still that do not have a
patch system.  I'd like to suggest an addition to the above ideas:

- if adding a patch system is trivial, add it, and continue as above
- if not, create debian/ubuntu-applied-patches and store a copy of the
  diff that was applied to the tree with the above tags included.


Kees Cook

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