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Re: changes to upstream sources/HOWTO patch

gregor herrmann wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 10:56:24AM +0100, Bastian Venthur wrote:
>>I've noticed that some packages contain a debian/patches-dir and I'm curious
>>how this works. 
> debian/patches is used by dpatch, the necessary information should be
> available in man dpatch.
>>Can someone explain to me how to apply patches to upstream sources "the
>>right way" or point me to an appropriate document?
> There are always more than one ways ;-)

For example: forget about dpatch and change the sources directly. Your changes
will appear in the diff.gz

dpatch&co is pretty good for managing complex changes, but if you need to only
make minor changes dpatch is overkill. IMMV.

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