All reports of direct-changes-in-diff-but-no-patch-system for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

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.

Severity: pedantic, Certainty: certain

Check: patch-systems, Type: source

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