[Debichem-devel] Migrate to quilt/source format 3.0?

Michael Banck mbanck at debian.org
Thu May 27 11:23:19 UTC 2010

On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 10:34:30PM +0200, Daniel Leidert wrote:
> Am Dienstag, den 25.05.2010, 20:38 +0200 schrieb Michael Banck:
> > On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 08:05:13AM +0200, Daniel Leidert wrote:
> > > 2) The last time the dpatch-vs-quilt issue was discussed on debian-devel
> > > anybody wasn't able to tell, how to easily use the debian/-only approach
> > > together with quilt. Did things change? I'm neither willing to
> > > complicate my packaging work nor to put all the sources into SVN.
> > 
> > I can't imagine this being a problem;
> It is to my knowledge. With dpatch it is as easy as typing `dpatch -b
> patch...' (or with `-a -0' for a new patch) from the subversion tree.
> quilt doesn't support this. You either have to put the sources into the
> subversion tree too or you create symlinks after unpacking the sources.
> I really don't like the first and the second complicates packaging work.

Can you explain what "dpatch -b ..." does?  I cannot seem to find it in
the manual page.  Does it tell dpatch to look for the sources elsewhere
than in the parent directory?


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