Re: 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
[... cut ...]
> dpkg-source: failure: patch gave error exit status 1
$ dpkg-source -x patch_2.5-2.dsc
dpkg-source: extracting patch in patch-2.5
And everything seems to be fine, eg. the package builds cleanly
$ cd patch-2.5
$ dpkg-buildpackag -b -us -uc -rsudo
> patch 2.5-2
> dpkg-dev 220.127.116.11.2
I have the same versions. There must be something else...
Perhaps you can give some more info?