upstream Source patches and patch systems
siretart at ubuntu.com
Wed Oct 7 09:40:53 BST 2009
fabrice <coutadeurf at gmail.com> writes:
> 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.
IOW don't convert the patch-system currently in use
> - if it's a Debian package and no previous modifications has been done,
> modify directly the source, and do not introduce a patch system
IOW don't convert the patch-system currently in use (it is 'none' in
> - if it's an Ubuntu (-0ubuntuX) package and no previous modifications
> has been done, adding a patch system is preferred
May I ask why?
Espc. since uploads are auto-imported these days into a bzr branch, and
earlier revisions of the package are available via launchpad, I
personally prefer to not introduce one.
Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4
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