alien and --patch
I'm creating .debs of the oracle-xe rpm. Currently I'm able to create a .deb
package by asking alien to generate (--generate) the package directory,
modifying the oracle scripts to work with debian, and then running debian/rules
binary within the alien generated directory.
This all works fine, but I was hoping the --patch option to alien would allow me
to generate a patch so in the future I can do something like this:
alien --to-deb --patch mypatchfile.patch --test --scripts oracle-xe.rpm
This way I can create my patch file and send the patch to friends if they ever
need to generate a working .deb of the oracle-xe rpm.
Problem is I can't find any documentation explaining how this patch should be
So my question is this:
How do I generate a patch file that will work with alien's --patch option?
Thanks much for any help