Hello Nish,

On Fri, Jan 06, 2017 at 02:26:29PM -0800, Nish Aravamudan wrote:
> 2) How do we determine if a source package is 1.0 vs. 3.0? I am
> currently using `dpkg-source --print-format`, but have found one source
> package (util-linux 2.13~rc3-5), where dpkg-source emits:

I would just introspect for the debian/source/format file.  If it has a
line "3.0 (.*)" then it's 3.0, otherwise it's 1.0 (for all packages that
were ACCEPTed to ftp-master).

> ii) some patches may fail to apply with a trivial `quilt push`. This
> occurs with, at least, a historical publish of samba.

Have you considered obtaining the patches-applied tree using
`dpkg-source -x`?  That applies the patches without using quilt(1), so
might workaround this sort of bug (if it didn't, the package would

Sean Whitton

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