Re: Bug#561401: heimdal: FTBFS: Uses quilt in debian/rules, patches fail to apply.
On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 05:07:48PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> With older versions of dpkg-dev, if quilt isn't already available,
> dpkg-source will use its own internal mechanism to apply the patch series,
> and that internal method did not maintain the .pc directory. If the
> patches are applied that way, quilt will not think that any patches are
> applied and hence quilt pop will do nothing, but then quilt push will
> fail to apply the patches because they've already been applied.
> Maybe that buildd has that older version of dpkg-dev?
Yes, some run the one outside the chroot, which is the one
from stable. I'm not sure if there is any intetion to fix
dpkg-dev in stable.