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On 15/06/11 19:33, Andreas Moog wrote:
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<pre wrap="">On 06/15/2011 07:40 PM, Dave Walker wrote:
<pre wrap="">Currently, if the upstream code is changed (anything other than
debian/*).. When dpkg-buildpackage is run, an automated patch is
created. This is a really nice feature, but it is very easy to miss
this. I have seen multiple uploads where these auto-generated patches
have been included accidentally (I have also been guilty of this).
There is a lintian tag for this, format-3.0-but-debian-changes-patch.
<pre wrap="">This can be overridden locally with:
$ cat ~/.devscripts
I think the chance of someone wanting an auto-generated patch is low,
and would like to suggest the default is changed to fail to create the
If that is done, people will run into a problem when they try to change
a problematic debian package. That might introduce unnecessary diffs to
debian. (because the package will fail on ubuntu)
If you want to change the default, it would be better to coordinate with
Actually, it seems that it only fails if it introduces a new diff.
I just touched a package untouched from Debian, which had a
debian-changes-* patch (accidental i believe!) and added a new
patch. Using this configuration option, it built as expected.<br>
Therefore, i'm not quite sure I understand the concern you outlined.<br>
However, as mentioned on the bug report Raphaël has already
identified this concern and is landing a fix in Debian.<br>
Hurray. Everyone wins.<br>