[Pkg-nagios-devel] Debian packages: removing deprecated dpatch

Jan Wagner waja at cyconet.org
Mon Mar 5 16:39:42 UTC 2012

Hi there,

thanks for taking time to looking into this 'issue'. Anyways ... most of the 
affected packages are taken care by Alexander Wirt and me and we are not very 
enthusiastic about droping dpatch and using packaging format 3.0. So maybe it 
have saved some of your lifetime to ask us in advance about this topic.

On Sunday, 4. March 2012, jari.aalto at cante.net wrote:
> The dpatch patch management system has been deprecated for some time.
> The Lintian currently flags use of dpatch packages as an error.
> The new 3.0 packaging format is an improved version which, among other
> things, contains patch managemet quilt built-in[1].
> The packages which are using old dpatch:
>     nagios-plugins
>     nagios-snmp-plugins
> I had some free time and I've removed dpatch and convert all patches
> to the new package to format 3.0 quilt. The changes were quite
> straight forward and don't much change the current style of packaging.
> Please let me know how could I best help to upgrade the packages. I have
> NMUs ready if you are working on other issues needing attention.

Do you have diffs anywhere online of can send me them? As we are keeping 
changes in scm and uploading NMU with such a big change may waste of our work.
I'm looking into your changes and _may_ change my mind and integrate your work 
at one point. 

Cheers, Jan.
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