[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: New source package formats now available

Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> writes:

> On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 10:48:14AM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
>> Because you want the patch to be clearly identified and to carry its
>> meta-information. Or because maybe you're applying 2 separate patches in
>> the same NMU upload.
> "Fixing cosmetic issues or changing the packaging style in NMUs is
> discouraged."
> Adding a patching system is surely changing the packaging style.
>> > OTOH, "dpkg-source -x" should result in the same tree (including the .pc
>> > directory), whatever the status of quilt installation is on the system.
>> > Or if that is not possible without quilt, then dpkg-dev should depend on
>> > quilt.
>> I don't agree with that statement. dpkg-source implements a subset of
>> quilt to work without that tool installed, that subset defines the
>> interface of the source package and it does not include the .pc directory
>> in the general case. If you want that part which is internal to quilt
>> itself, you just have to install quilt.
> My point is : dpkg-source -x should be idempotent, whatever other
> packages are installed when you do it. The fact that you can't
> dpkg-source -x, and *then* install quilt to manage the patches is a
> nuisance.
> Mike

There could be a simple call to dpkg to "quiltify" the source. But
what it comes down to is to unpack the orig, apply patches witzh quilt
and then copy over the .pc directory.


Reply to: