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Bug#538614: marked as done (gtm: FTBFS with new source format 3.0 (quilt): improper handling of config.sub/config.guess)

Your message dated Thu, 06 Aug 2009 21:32:26 +0100
with message-id <1249590746.013433.7024.nullmailer@kmos.homeip.net>
and subject line gtm has been removed from Debian, closing #538614
has caused the Debian Bug report #538614,
regarding gtm: FTBFS with new source format 3.0 (quilt): improper handling of config.sub/config.guess
to be marked as done.

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Package: gtm
Version: 0.4.12+cvs20031024-4
Severity: wishlist
Usertags: 3.0-quilt-by-default

To prepare a possible switch to the new source package format "3.0
(quilt)" [1], I converted all source packages and rebuilt the packages
afterwards to see what breaks, and gtm does break. To reproduce the
problem you can do this:
$ apt-get source gtm
$ mkdir -p gtm-0.4.12+cvs20031024/debian/source
$ echo "3.0 (quilt)" >gtm-0.4.12+cvs20031024/debian/source/format
$ dpkg-source -b gtm-0.4.12+cvs20031024
$ dpkg-source -x gtm_0.4.12+cvs20031024-4.dsc
$ cd gtm-0.4.12+cvs20031024 && debuild -us -uc

In this process, if the .diff.gz contains changes to upstream files,
dpkg-source will have created a corresponding patch in
debian/patches/debian-changes-0.4.12+cvs20031024-4 and will have registered that
patch in a quilt series (debian/patches/series, it is created if needed).
All the patches listed in the "series" file are applied directly during
the extraction (dpkg-source -x). quilt itself is used if available (and
will thus lead to the creation of the .pc directory), otherwise
dpkg-source applies the patches by itself. For more information about the
new source package format see the manual page dpkg-source(1).

In the case of gtm, it doesn't properly handle config.sub
and config.guess. The .diff.gz contains changes to those files
when it shouldn't (and this later leads to a quilt patch that can't be

If you auto-update those files, you should do it just before configure and you
should remove them in the clean rules (or put back in place a copy of the
original files that you replaced). See
/usr/share/doc/autotools-dev/README.Debian.gz for some details.


[1] http://wiki.debian.org/Projects/DebSrc3.0

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Version: 0.4.12+cvs20031024-4+rm

The gtm package has been removed from Debian so we are closing
the bugs that were still opened against it.

For more information about this package's removal, read
http://bugs.debian.org/379000 . That bug might give the reasons why
this package was removed, and suggestions of possible replacements.

Don't hesitate to reply to this mail if you have any question.

Thank you for your contribution to Debian.

Kind regards,
Marco Rodrigues

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