[Build-common-hackers] Bug#389508: cdbs: Not working properly (not using existing patch)

Nelson A. de Oliveira naoliv at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 01:20:57 UTC 2006

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.46
Severity: normal


(I hope that it's not a mistake that I am doing.)

>From cdbs-edit-patch manpage:

       cdbs-edit-patch patchname
       When  patchname exists, cdbs-edit-patch will set up a temporary working
       source tree, apply all patches up to and including patchname in lexico‐
       graphic  order,  and spawn an interactive shell for the developer.  The
       developer can then edit files in this working tree.  When the developer
       is  done  and  exits  the  shell,  cdbs-edit-patch updates patchname to
       reflect the changes made.  To abort the process  from  the  interactive
       shell, exit with a nonzero exit value.

If I understood correctly, if I call "cdbs-edit-patch foo" and foo
exists, it will apply foo, I will edit what I have to edit and then it
will save the new "foo" patch, right?

But it's not working as described:

$ ls debian/patches/Makefile.diff 

$ cdbs-edit-patch Makefile.diff
patches: debian/patches/Makefile.diff
(here it applies Makefile.diff)
You are now in a subshell in a cleaned copy of your source package.
Please make the changes necessary for the patch Makefile.diff.patch
in this directory and exit with status 0 to create/update the patch.
Exiting with a non-zero value will cancel the patch modification.

It should edit Makefile.diff instead Makefile.diff.patch!
If I modify something and exit, it will create a new patch
Makefile.diff.patch. This is wrong I think.

Thank you very much!

Best regards,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-mm1
Locale: LANG=pt_BR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=pt_BR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

cdbs depends on no packages.

Versions of packages cdbs recommends:
ii  autotools-dev                 20060702.1 Update infrastructure for config.{
ii  debhelper              helper programs for debian/rules

-- no debconf information

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