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SubjectRe: [PATCH] don't delete debian directory in official debian builds
On Sat, Aug 14, 2004 at 03:39:03PM -0400, Andres Salomon wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Somewhere along the 2.6 series, there was a change made that causes
> distclean to automatically delete the debian/ subdirectory from the top
> of the kernel tree. This causes grief for the official debian kernel
> packages; the debian directory shouldn't be deleted in the packages.
> Please apply the attached patch; it causes the debian/ subdirectory to
> only be deleted if there's no debian/official.
>
> An even better solution would be to mark the debian directory as being
> created by the kernel (touch debian/linus), and only delete it if the
> kernel created it.

Such special cases are not acceptable.

If this causes a problem then there are the following options:
1) Rename directory in debian or the kernel
2) Debian apply a patch to the kernel

Preference to 1).

Comments?

Sam
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