[Pkg-crosswire-devel] Why are there quilt packages in pkgcrosswire PPA?

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com
Sun Aug 30 19:35:16 BST 2009

2009/8/30 Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm>:
> I just noticed that we seem to have acquired some quilt packages in the
> team PPA.  I don't remember any email on the list about them.  What are
> they for?  Do we need them for a hardy build, or something?
> Thanks,
> Jonathan

In xiphos I use dh small rules file with add-ons and the quilt *-7
added the dh --with quild addon. and hence I need them to build xiphos
in all suites but karmic.

I like dh a lot =) it's quicker than CDBS and the build output is much
shorter. But unfortunatly it is not yet drop-in CDBS replacement for
Qt/KDE packages (last time I've checked)

My whole xiphos/debian/rules is:

#!/usr/bin/make -f
	dh --with quilt $@
# because check target is broken

where "dh $target" executes the standard target sequence including
automagic detection of build system (python, autotools, perl, ant I
think maybe others were added) =)))) very nice.

--with quilt bit applies and removes patches when needed.

With best regards

Dmitrijs Ledkovs (for short Dima),
Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич

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