Patch systems in packages

Robert Collins robertc at
Tue Aug 19 22:26:50 BST 2008

On Tue, 2008-08-19 at 16:34 -0400, Phillip Susi wrote:
> I have to disagree.  If you are applying patches you must use a patch 
> system to comply with the debian packaging guidelines ( otherwise you 
> modify the .orig.tar.gz and you shouldn't be doing that ).

Where did this meme turn up? As Lars says, the packaging toolchain
happily supports changes of most sorts anywhere in the cleaned source
tree and will happily detect and place in the debian diff changes
outside of debian.

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