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

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at
Wed Aug 22 16:12:55 BST 2007

Hello Morten,

Am Dienstag, den 21.08.2007, 20:23 +0200 schrieb Morten Kjeldgaard:
> 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.

I don't think that's awkward - I've done it many times and patches from
debian/patches have the advantage that you can aggregate added files in
meaningful blocks, by adding all files that serve a certains purpose in
one patch file.

Have a nice day,

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