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Re: warning: patches have not been applied, applying them now (use --no-preparation to override)

On Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 12:29:22PM +0100, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
>   However the build failure is still there. What I do not understand
> is that the debian-changes-3.6.0-1 patch is generated on the fly by
> dpkg, therefore I cannot remove it (quilt pop):
A rough rule of thumb is if you get a debian-changes file and you
weren't expecting it, you're doing something wrong. The hard bit is
working out what the "something wrong" is.

/usr/share/doc/autotools-dev/README.Debian.gz is a good file to read
for starters.  It sounds like you have old config.* files and are
updating them. That's a good start!

The clean target can delete or rebuild the config.* files and perhaps
even run autogen.sh

For the patching problem, you can ignore the changes because your script
is going to nuke the files anyhow. It's explained pretty well at
Raphael's blog entry at:


Just under "A new way to avoid the problem"

I use this feature in pidgin-musictracker because upstream always
forgets to regenerate his po files so my diff would be filled with
useless updates.

 - Craig
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