upstream Source patches and patch systems

John Dong jdong at
Wed Oct 7 07:15:58 BST 2009

Thanks; that is much clearer! I agree with the general idea here. Any  
specific patchsys we would like ubuntu devs to add in particular?

On Oct 7, 2009, at 2:13 AM, fabrice <coutadeurf at> wrote:

> John Dong escribió:
>> Can you clarify these two points? To my 2AM mind it reads as if the
> It's because my 7AM mind needs some coffee :-)
> let me rephrase it this way:
> - if modification has already been done, stick to what the Debian
> maintainer or Ubuntu is already doing. That mean use the existing  
> patch
> system, if any, or modify directly the source if some modifications  
> has
> already been done, but do not add a patch system.
> - 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 and no previous modifications
> has been done, adding a patch system is preferred
> Is that better? :-)
> Thanks,
> Fabrice

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