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Re: patches question

From: Andreas Enge
Subject: Re: patches question
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 22:14:50 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.6.1 (2016-04-27)

On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 11:30:35AM +0000, ng0 wrote:
> In the case of netcat-openbsd, Debian is the Linux upstream,
> maintaining the port of netcat from OpenBSD.
> The patches have not seen an update since 2012 and are still
> functional.
> I can understand that we don't want to maintain more patches
> than necessary, so in the case of netcat-openbsd I'll contact
> Debian, as mentioned in the thread of the patch, to ask about
> a merge of their patches into their maintained port.

So did I understand correctly that the Debian project maintains the "official"
tarball of the software package, and at the same time, the same person main-
tains a patch series that is not part of the tarball? This sounds very


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