Patch systems in packages

Phillip Susi psusi at
Mon Aug 25 23:03:21 BST 2008

Stephan Hermann wrote:
> Again, we don't have to discuss the pros and cons of a patch system. We
> have them, and we should use them, but on Ubuntu, when the original
> maintainer in debian doesn't use a patch system, we shouldn't introduce
> one but using the way the debian maintainer is using.

If the debian maintainer has a patch system, then sure, you should use 
that one instead of adding another.  If they don't have one though, we 
have just as much reason to add one in ubuntu as they do in debian.

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