Files added to a package? Patches or files in debian/?

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Tue Aug 21 19:30:06 BST 2007

On Tuesday 21 August 2007 14:23, Morten Kjeldgaard wrote:
> Is there a consensus on what to do when you are adding files to a package?
> I am thinking for example on a situation where I am authoring a complete
> autotools system to a software package, and upstream is, say, dead or
> unresponsive ;-)
> Of course, I can add these as patches against /dev/null, but that honestly
> seems a bit awkward.
> An alternative is to put the files in debian/ and let debian/rules move
> them to their proper place in the directory tree.
> What say you, oh MOTUs?
> Cheers,
> Morten aka mok0

One other alternative would be for you to make yourself the new upstream for 
the packages and do a proper release.

Scott K

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