Re: Some assistance learning to backport?
* Jared Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2009-12-19 02:37:47 CET]:
> Obtained src package from testing:
> dget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/n/netrek-client-cow/netrek-client-cow_3.3.0-1.dsc
> renamed .diff and .dsc with ~bpo50+1 and modified Version: line and filenames in .dsc
Here you fscked up, this is totally not needed.
> Edited changelog:
> dch --bpo --allow-lower-version --distribution lenny-backports
dch --bpo on itself does the proper thing, if you use a recent enough
devscripts package (either from lenny-backports or from squeeze/sid).
Above you just renamed the .diff and .dsc file but didn't change the
*content* of the diff file. You did stick with the old source.
What you need to do _after_ the dch --bpo call is a dpkg-source -b
netrek-client-cow-3.3.0. That will create the proper .diff.gz and .dsc
files for you.
> Attempted to build package:
> sudo pbuilder build --configfile $HOME/deb/backports-pbuilderrc \
And this will pick up your new source then. :)