Re: My patches to ghc6-6.12.1-9
Clifford Beshers <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 1:51 PM, Joachim Breitner <email@example.com>wrote:
>> > and restoring the quilt patching code.
>> The quilt code should be unnecessary using the 3.0 (quilt) source
>> format, shoudn’t it?
That's correct. With "3.0 (quilt)" in debian/source/format, you can
remove the build-depends on quilt, and remove quilt references from
debian/rules (i.e. include .../quilt.mk, patch and unpatch deps).
Note that "debian/rules clean" won't unpatch anymore -- this might
matter if you have a get-orig-source that relies on modifying the
> We were unaware of the new source format. In reading it, I'm not
> clear if it supports downstream patching. That is, it would be nice
> if we could add a second directory of quilt patches in a -component
> tar ball and have them applied after Debian's quilt patches. I'll keep
> wading, but if anyone has a pointer, I'd appreciate it.
That won't work. You'd have to put them in debian/patches/ AND append
to debian/patches/series. That's also the case for raw quilt or dpatch
patch systems, though it isn't for the CDBS "simple patchsys", which has
no index file. I suppose you were previously just appending to the
I guess if I didn't want to bother extracting the entire thing, I could
do something like this (untested, from first principles):
let f=foo_1.0-1.debian # the Debianization diff
let d=my-patches # a dir of your downstream .diff files
tar -xf $f.tar --xform s,debian/patches,$d, debian/patches/series
printf %s\\n *.diff >>series
tar -rf $f.tar --xform s,$d,debian/patches, $d/*.diff $d/series
xz -9e $f.tar