Using quilt for Jarifa

Fernando C. Estrada fcestrada at
Thu Oct 28 03:15:22 UTC 2010


El mié, 27-10-2010 a las 16:02 +0200, Daniel Lombraña González escribió:
> I do not an answer in a few days, so I was wondering where I should
> ask for help in this matter. Thanks a lot :)

Daniel: I'm unable to help you but maybe in the mentors list someone
give you a proper advice about this ;-)

> > I'm wondering when I should use quilt and git-buildpackage to modify
> > at least as possible the upstream version of Jarifa files. Let me
> > explain. Jarifa has a SQL file that by default creates the DB in
> > MySQL. Nevertheless, in the deb package this is managed by
> > dbconfig-common, so I have to remove the instruction of creating the
> > DB in the SQL file. Right now I have done this, by creating a new git
> > repository and modify the source code by hand.
> >
> > After that, I kept reading about git-buildpackage and it seems that it
> > should be more easy to maintain those differences between the upstream
> > version and the deb one using patches. However, I don't know how I
> > have to do this, as I have been trying it out, and as far as I have
> > get is to create the debian/patches folder (using gbp-pq) with a patch
> > that removes that instruction. However, when building the package
> > using git-buildpackage in the master branch (not in
> > patch-queue/master) the resulting package does not have applied the
> > patch, which is wrong. Is it possible to apply automatically those
> > patches when building the package? (FYI I have tried the 3.0 version,
> > and I don't get it working either, probably because I'm doing
> > something wrong).

Fernando C. Estrada

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