On 2018-02-02 06:55 +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 01, 2018 at 07:01:00PM +0000, Niels Thykier wrote:
>> Indeed, from my PoV we would ideally fix this issue in dpatch.  However,
>> we need to handle backports as well and that puts quilt back the table
>> as well.  I am not quite sure that I want to backport quilt and dpatch
>> to provide further debhelper backports.
> Why not?
> dpatch is a mostly obsolete Debian native package,
> most recent upload 2015.

Moreover, dansguardian seems to be the only package which actually uses
dh with the dpatch addon.  Apparently all other packages stuck with
dpatch still use classic debhelper and not dh.

> quilt still has some upstream development, but nothing big.
> It might still be easier to revert the change in dh-autoreconf,
> but dpatch and quilt are not packages where I would see any
> potential problems with making and supporting a backport.

Fortunately there is already a backport of quilt for stretch, and adding
a "Breaks: quilt (<< 0.63-8.2~)" to debhelper or dh-autoreconf looks
reasonable to me.


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