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Pdirect-changes-in-diff-but-no-patch-system

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.68. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.108.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit a1e47cb. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/patches.

Visibility: pedantic

The Debian diff.gz contains changes to files or creation of additional files outside the debian directory. Keeping the changes as separate patches under the control of a patch system allows for more fine grained control over them. The package will also more easily support possible future source package formats if all changes outside the debian directory are stored as patches.

If the diff only creates new files that can be copied into place by the package build rules, consider putting them in the debian directory rather than using a patch system.

The following 399 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 399 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 1 overrides. The tag performed 100% of the time.