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Re: upstream new version

On Thu, Mar 29, 2001 at 11:18:26AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> Sven LUTHER <luther@dpt-info.u-strasbg.fr> wrote:
> >What i use to do is either :
> >
> >  1) just apply the diff file to the new package, chmod +x debian/rules, and
> >  check that nothing broke.
> >
> >and once in a while i also do :
> >
> >  2) do a dh_make on the new upstream source, and one by one migrate the stuff
> >  done for the previous version to the new version. this needs :
> >
> >    -> applying all patches to the upstream source that are still needed.
> >
> >    -> modifying debian/rules os that it does the same things as the previous
> >    version
> >
> >    -> copy the debian/changelog file and add a new entry there. (is there a
> >    tool for doing this, or do i need to do it by hand like i currently do ?)
> debchange (in the devscripts package).

Thanks, didn't know about this.

> >    -> copy the rest of the stuff, checking it is still needed/don't need to
> >    be modified.
> Sounds like a large amount of extra error-prone work to me, although I
> suppose running dh_make every so often is one way of keeping some bits

Thought so also :)))

Also will look at what dh_make will propose to me about about multi-binaries.

> of policy vaguely up to date. I just use uscan/uupdate to unpack the new
> source and try to apply the old diffs for me.

Yes, but, ...

Often the diffs are no more valid, or may apply, but will not work as

Also, since i send my patches also upstream, often the patches i have need no
more to be applied, but will also not be detected to be already applied, since
upstream may have changed them a bit.

But then i guess it depends on the package, and as for me upstream provides
good quality releases, and also accepts my patches, this is the easiest way
for me.


Sven Luther

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