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I want to branch an open source package and develop a new branch of package alternatively.

The package is in quilt format and need to use dquilt for update but i don't want to use it for my branch development.

I want to know if i change debian/source/format to native do i loss any thing?

Existing patches in debian/patches still apply to package or i lose them completely?

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If you convert it to 3.0 (native), then the quilt patches won't be applied.

You could apply them buy using dh $@ --with quilt, if the package uses dh, or manually calling the patch and unpatch commands during the build.

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