Re: Section of deb packages not in Debian
Debian Newbie <email@example.com> writes:
> Hi, All. I have two questions about deb packages.
> Also, what is the correct procedure to deal with upgrades from upstream?
> My patches won't apply correctly to the newer version of the software...
> :-( Do I have to patch it by hand? Is there any automated way of
> applying the patch and dealing with the rejects?
You have to do it by hand and normaly patch is pretty good in merging.
Also you should send your patches upstream so the maintainer can
include your bugfixes. If the upstream author doesn't like debian he
might not include the debian dir, but that should allways patch
cleanly. Everything else should be minimal changes unless the upstream
author is unwilling to accept you changes.
As you see its a good way to be friend with the upsteam author. :)