upstream Source patches and patch systems

John Dong jdong at
Wed Oct 7 06:40:33 BST 2009

Can you clarify these two points? To my 2AM mind it reads as if the  
latter says "Same rules except completely different rules" :)
On Oct 7, 2009, at 1:02 AM, fabrice wrote:

> - if it's a Debian package and no previous modifications has been  
> done,
> modify directly the source, and do not introduce a patch system
> - if it's an Ubuntu (-0ubuntuX) package, the same rule apply, with the
> added rule that adding a patch system is preferred when no upstream
> source modifications has been done previously

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