Re: dpkg-source v2
On Mon, 2002-07-22 at 02:41, Marc Haber wrote:
> On 21 Jul 2002 17:14:20 -0400, Colin Walters <email@example.com>
> >So, if you'd like to help me make sure we have a good next-generation
> >build system, then please test dpkg-source v2!
> Does dpkg-source v2 allow "debian third party patches"? We routinely
> take a debian source package (for example foo_1.0-4), apply our own
> patch to the source package (for example, disabling some options in
> the configure call) to give foo_1.0-4tpl4. Currently, this needs
> manual intervention (dpkg-source, apply tpl patch, build package), and
> it is clumsy if more changes are involved.
> Can dpkg-source v2 handle such things automatically?
Hmm...if I understand your situation correctly, the answer is currently
no. I suppose that dpkg-source v2 could look at an environment variable
like DPKG_SOURCE_EXTRA_PATCHES=/path/to/extra/patches, and apply those
during the unpacking process. That might help you script things a
little more nicely. But you can't use debian/patches to do stuff like
Basically, it seems to me that you're not going to get anything more
automatic that what you're doing now (without knowing more about
precisely what you're doing).
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