Re: Lintian ERROR saying dpatch is obsolete
Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 06:44:04PM +0100, Luk Claes wrote:
>> Besides it would be great that everyone uploading has a big reminder to
>> switch away from dpatch. Switching to v3 quilt should be easy.
> There are several features of dpatch that can't be trivially migrated to v3
> - Custom patch commands, as already discussed. Yes, we should get rid of
> them, but that doesn't make it easy to convert them.
echo skip-patches >>debian/source/options
And then in a pre-build target, do the scripting magic, and call dh $@
--with quilt or something similar, and in clean, do the reverse.
It needs minimal work, but it's - in my opinion - trivial
nevertheless. Less trivial than turning a 00list into series and living
happily ever after, but still trivial.
> - Conditional application of patches. Some packages have patches that are
> only applied on a per-architecture or per-target-distribution basis.
This, indeed, is not trivial to do with 3.0 (quilt). I see this as a 3.0
(quilt) feature, though. But perhaps just my opinion.
> - Patches that don't unapply cleanly after build can be dealt with via
> 'rm -rf' with a custom patch system, but must be made to unapply cleanly
> with v3 (quilt).
This too, is a v3 (quilt) feature, as far as I'm concerned.