Re: Quilt bug or needs repackaging?
Andreas Tille <email@example.com> writes:
> I did some preparation for a new package. It needs a fairly simple
> patch for the Makefile (just s/rm/rm -f/). When I try to build the
> package with the debian/ dir from SVN with an *unchanged* tarball which
> does contain *two* directories:
> debuild fails with:
> dpkg-source -b SAINT_v2.3.3
> dpkg-source: info: using source format `3.0 (quilt)'
> dpkg-source: info: building saint using existing ./saint_2.3.3.orig.tar.gz
> can't find file to patch at input line 3
> Perhaps you used the wrong -p or --strip option?
> The text leading up to this was:
> |--- SAINT_v2.3.3.orig/Makefile
> |+++ SAINT_v2.3.3/Makefile
Your quilt patch is -p0, but the quilt support in 3.0 (quilt) requires
that all patches be applied with -p1. In other words, you need another
level of directory structure in your patch header, so that it looks like:
(or whatever; the exact names in --- don't matter a huge amount).
> I can confirm that a simple
> quilt push
> is able to find the file to patch.
That's interesting; I wonder if quilt itself now has logic to figure out
-p0 versus -p1 and try to do the right thing.
dpkg-buildpackage doesn't actually use quilt, though; it uses its own
internal, mostly-compatible logic, which is simpler than everything that
quilt can do.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>