Why won't patch create new files?
I'm trying to use `dpkg-source -x' but it is refusing to create files
from the diff that do not exist in the original. For example:
dpkg-source -x /cdrom/debian/hamm/hamm/source/utils/patch_2.5-2.dsc
dpkg-source: extracting patch in patch-2.5
The text leading up to this was:
No file to patch. Skipping patch.
1 out of 1 hunk ignored
[... cut ...]
dpkg-source: failure: patch gave error exit status 1
When dpkg-source exits, the debian directory in patch-2.5 has not
I can't believe this is a general problem, or no-one would be able to
unpack source; on the other hand, there is no option in patch's manual
page to let it create missing file and directories. Can anyone tell me
what I need to fix?
Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
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