Re: gdmconfig is broken
> This is going to sound like a total n00b question, but here goes. How do I
> correctly download the source (I have deb-src lines in sources.list and have
> read the man pages, but I still don't understand how source packages are
apt-get source gdm
> Then, how do I apply the patch (I've never patched before)?
patch -p1 < patch-file
but in this case, the patch is reversed because it's just pieces of the
debian diff that need undoing. To apply it in reverse you need to add -R
to the patch command.
> Also, how do I find out when the fix makes it into gdm code?
check the changelogs of each new version uploaded, and watch gdm's bug
page. apt-listchanges is very useful for the former.
qa.debian.org is a great resource:
> And, how do I go back to the regular binary package later when the fix
> gets incorporated?
The fixed package will have a higher version, so apt will replace your