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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
> apache)

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 
restarted atd
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!!

It worked!
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 

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