Re: at is broken
On Thursday 06 January 2005 10:26 am, Jon Dowland wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 09:32:35AM -0500, Aldebaran wrote:
> > After thrashing back and forth in man pages and at.allow and at.deny I
> > found that at has a bug.
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=115295
> > Now at that bug report there is a patch. I managed to apply the patch
> > but one hunk got rejected but that was for the change log so I imagine
> > thats not important?
> Generally the package build process would do the patching, and the
> failure would stop the build.
> I'd recommend creating a patches directory inside the debian one,
> dropping that patch in (with a .patch extension),
> Cut everything in the patch below and including this line
> diff -ruN at-3.1.8/debian/changelog at-3.1.8.hs/debian/changelog
> execute dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot
> Note that this doesn't work for me but I think that is for a different
> reason (some kind of environment problem that also stops me building
This didn't work. dpkg-buildpackage -r fakeroot did compile the package
without errors, but I didn't see any mention of any patching going on. The
patch was named ./at-3.1.8/debian/patches/atpatch.patch
and then dpkg -i at_3.1.8-11_i386.deb installed the deb and stopped and
nothing has changed, I wish I had cp the old atd somewhere so I could diff it
to see if anything was changed, but I didn't
going to try a variation of what you suggested. You indicated all I needed to
do was put the patch in a patch dir in the debian director right? I'm going
to apply the patch and see if dpkg-buildpackage will still "do it"
ok it's installed and a job is queued up and .. atq reports that the job is
gone, and /var/log/syslog isn't saying anything and I have mail!!
Jon, you fixed my debian, thank you very much.
Sam, I didn't try your suggestion I have used dpkg-buildpackage and fakeroot
before so I tried them first. If what Jon suggested hadn't worked, I would
have tried your idea next.
Justin, I don't think apt-get -b would work here as the source that apt-get
would not have the patch. Oh, I guess I could point apt-get at a file, but
I've never done that.
Roland, thank you for your comment.
Thanks everyone, the very best and most important thing about debian is