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Re: Some assistance learning to backport?

Hi Jared,

I assembled a bit of documentation on backporting that may come in

  (needs a bit of clean-up)

  Step-by-step simple backports of 2 packages.

I used this procedure to backport FreeDink, which was approved at

Rhonda: btw, bpo --dch works properly in Lenny since April or so.


On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 10:51:49PM +0100, Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
> 	Hi!
> * Jared Johnson <jj3666@gmail.com> [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 \
> > $HOME/deb/src/netrek/netrek-client-cow_3.3.0-1~bpo50+1.dsc
>  And this will pick up your new source then. :)
>  Have fun!
> Rhonda

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