New optional debian/rules targets for consistency of patch systems?
I'd like to get an opinion on a proposal for several new debian/rules targets
I've been thinking of for a while now. The motivation here is that the
different patch systems have differing targets required for applying or
unapplying patches, which is highly annoying when trying to debug packages
using them. For example, I think dpatch uses patch/unpatch, cdbs uses
apply-patches/unapply-patches, and dbs needs
make -f /usr/share/dbs/something.mk debian/stampdir/patch or something
strange like that. So for consistency, I'd like to propose the optional
Unpacks any embedded source tarballs into a build directory, without
applying any patches.
Applies all patches to the build directory, after unpacking sources if
Reverts all patches which have been applied to the build directory.
And while I'm at it:
Prepares the build directory for compilation, for example by running
(The last already being supported by most packages based on the dh-make
templates, but not by cdbs for example.)