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

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 11:37 PM, Craig Small <csmall@debian.org> wrote:
> 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:
> http://raphaelhertzog.com/2011/01/28/3-ways-to-not-clutter-your-debian-source-package-with-autogenerated-files/
> 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.

Neat ! Thanks for the link, I now understand what was going on.


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