Edit your debian patch header for DEP-3 compliance with cme
While not required by Debian policy, the patch tagging guidelines (aka DEP-3) recommends to add a structured header to source package patches.
Long story short, patches should begin with something like :
Description: tweak lcdproc config for debian patch LCDd.conf to: * use syslog instead of stderr to show message * run LCDd as root (to read /dev/lcd* file) . The latter could be done better by tweaking udev rule Author: dod Applied-Upstream: NA
Making sure that the DEP-3 recommendation is respected may not be fun. Do not despair: once libconfig-model-dpkg-perl is installed on your system, you can check whether your patches respect the DEP3 recommendation with the following command:
$ cme check dpkg-patches
You can also check individual patches with:
cme check dpkg-patch tweak-conf
Note that bash auto-completion is provided only from version 2.049 of libconfig-model-dpkg-perl package.
If editing the header of your patches with your favorite editor does not strike you as fun, you can also use cme graphical editor provided by libconfig-model-tkui-perl. Once this package is installed, you can run:
cme edit dpkg-patches
You will get this editor to update your patches:
This editor will show you the available parameters and the associated documentation to let you provide relevant information.
Last but not least, patch header check is also performed when you check your whole package with
cme check dpkg
All the best