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Re: HOW DO I Apply debian patch to original source?



On Mon, Mar 06, 2000 at 06:24:50PM -0800, Brian Lavender wrote:
> I posted this to the list once already, but I don't know if it made it.
> 
> I am trying to compile a debian package from source. I can go to the package's 
> web page and get the original source along with the diff. How do I apply the 
> patch?

The easiest way is to add a deb-src line to your apt sources.list,
something like this:
  deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free

Of course, adjust to suit your preferences. Then you can just "apt-get
source wu-ftpd" with a reasonably recent version of apt and it'll
download, unpack, and patch the sources for you.

The second easiest way is to download the wu-ftpd_2.6.0-4.dsc file in
addition to the other two, and then use the command "dpkg-source -x
wu-ftpd_2.6.0-4.dsc". dpkg-source is in the dpkg-dev package.

> If I do a 
> 
> $ tar zxf wu-ftpd_2.6.0.orig.tar.gz

You forgot to change directories here:
  $ cd wu-ftpd-2.6.0

> $ zcat wu-ftpd_2.6.0-4.diff.gz | patch -p1 

This'll have to change trivially because of the above:
  $ zcat ../wu-ftpd_2.6.0-4.diff.gz | patch -p1 


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