Re: Using Quilt with a new package
On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 3:00 AM, Charles Plessy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Le Tue, Nov 02, 2010 at 01:02:25PM +0100, Daniel Lombraña González a écrit :
>> After that, I kept reading about git-buildpackage and it seems that it
>> should be more easy to maintain those differences between the upstream
>> version and the deb one using patches. However, I don't know how I
>> have to do this, as I have been trying it out, and as far as I have
>> get is to create the debian/patches folder (using gbp-pq) with a patch
>> that removes that instruction. However, when building the package
>> using git-buildpackage in the master branch (not in
>> patch-queue/master) the resulting package does not have applied the
>> patch, which is wrong. Is it possible to apply automatically those
>> patches when building the package? (FYI I have tried the 3.0 version,
>> and I don't get it working either, probably because I'm doing
>> something wrong).
Paul is right, it's best to get upstream to make a change so you don't
need patches, but in case they don't the easiest way is to use source
3.0 (quilt) format . That should automatically apply and keep track
of packages for you with no need to change rules files or add depends.
I don't know what problem you're having, but the following command:
mkdir debian/source ; echo '3.0 (quilt)' > debian/source/format
would create a file named "format" in debian/source in your package.
The content of the file should be '3.0 (quilt)'. Now you should just
use quilt normally.
quilt new my_new_patch.patch
quilt add src/file_i_want_to_change.c
[edit the file]
you now should have your patch in debian/patches along with a file
named "series" in debian/patches that contains the name of your patch.
You can find better how tos on the internet, but that should be it.