||Peter Makholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Debnest provides a build system to create debian binary packages
such that original upstream sources include debian source packages,
i.e. .dsc and other files such as .orig.tar.gz and diff.gz, or .tar.gz.
In build-time, this system unpacks debian source packages by
'dpkg-source -x' and propagates policy-defined targets of debian/rules
into the unpacked sources.
This allows you to:
* Manage your own files under debian/ such as debian/rules
debian/control, debian/changelog and so on separately away from
their original packages.
* Create your own tuned packages with your own pre-defined
DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS, CC in your debian/rules from their
original packages without specifying any environment
variables in each build-time.
* Create your own tuned packages with patches to their
original sources as well as to debian/* files, separating
them completely away from their original source packages.
* Make it possible to redistribute your modified debian package
based on another debian source package which restricts
source-code from being distributed in modified form _only_ by
the distribution of "patch files" with the source code for the
purpose of modifying the program at build time.