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Re: generating patches for debian packages

> any easy way? Are there any books which deal with practical issues such as
> these?
a lot of packages already use dpatch or quilt, which makes adding new patches to the build process pretty easy. If they're not used yet - adding the neccessary stuff to debian/rules is well explained in the examples. Have a look into the documentation which ships with the dpatch and quilt packages (dpatch is more simple to handle, but quilt is the better system - YMMV). 
When you package builds fine you send the created patches (see debian/patches/) to the maintainer and they should know how to apply them).

Hope I could help!



Bernd Zeimetz
<bernd@bzed.de>                         <http://bzed.de/>

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