Re: Quilt patch for patching things in the debian folder
On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 2:32 PM, Michael Hanke <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 07, 2012 at 12:52:53PM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 07, 2012 at 11:17:44AM +0100, Michael Hanke wrote:
>> > Not exactly the same thing, but for backporting for various releases we
>> > (NeuroDebian) quite often have to adjust the Debian packaging itself,
>> > but still want to have everything stored in a single source package.
>> > And we do store these patches in debian/patches. However, they are not
>> > applied at build-time. Instead we have a backporting script that
>> > generates a new source package with the changes applied (using dedicated
>> > per-release series files). I submitted that script as a potential
>> > addition to the devscripts package some time ago.
>> Was you aware about dpkg-vendor at the time of writing this script?
> Yes, but AFAIK it was neither available in the Debian stable release at
> that time, nor in the respective Ubuntu LTS -- which are our primary
> backporting targets.
You know, such things tend to change. FYI, dpkg-vendor is included in
both lucid and squeeze.