I am making a new package from a project that I've been working on for practice. I've been using git, and I've noticed similarities between it and the Debian packing system. What's confusing me is when I make a change to any of the files and do not manually update the
dpkg wants me to add a patch. Making patches is very annoying and the source code in the
.orig is not updated so it's a nightmare to extract.
Now if I manually update
.orig.tar.xz as well as make a new entry in changelog, it seems to be much more clean, it increments the build count as well (ie
When should I use patch vs when should I update
.orig and changelog?