Re: Lintian ERROR saying dpatch is obsolete
* Paul Wise <email@example.com> [2011-11-29 03:33]:
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 9:04 AM, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > - Custom patch commands, as already discussed. Yes, we should get rid of
> > them, but that doesn't make it easy to convert them.
> > - Conditional application of patches. Some packages have patches that are
> > only applied on a per-architecture or per-target-distribution basis.
> > - Patches that don't unapply cleanly after build can be dealt with via
> > 'rm -rf' with a custom patch system, but must be made to unapply cleanly
> > with v3 (quilt).
> All of these can be dealt with by rewriting the patch so that it is
> acceptable to upstream and applied and released by them.
Care to explain how conditional per-target-distribution patches should
be bushed upstream? Think of patches requried for debian/sid,
debian/squeeze-backports, ubuntu/Oneric Ocelot and ubuntu/Lucid Lynx
when it comes to build dependencies.