[Build-common-hackers] Bug#472842: cdbs: bases patches from DEB_SRCDIR even if DEB_SRCDIR is not the root of the upstream package
Timothy G Abbott
tabbott at MIT.EDU
Wed Mar 26 19:53:01 UTC 2008
I have an autotools.mk package whose sources are in the src/ subdirectory
that I have patches against, and I'd like to be able to set DEB_SRCDIR to
src/ while still having the patches apply against the upstream root
I think the root problem is that there are currently two uses for
DEB_SRCDIR in CDBS. One is for packages using the tarball.mk rules file,
where all of the upstream package's files are under DEB_SRCDIR, and the
other is upstream packages whose root makefile is in a subdirectory of the
upstream package. Ideally, both should support using patches that are
made against the root of the upstream package, but the root of the
upstream package is different between the two cases with the same value of
DEB_SRCDIR. Currently there's no clean way to specify the case where the
upstream's root makefile is not at the root of the upstream package.
I think the cleanest way to fix this might be to add a new variable for
specifying what directory is the root of the package's autotools/make
build structure, defaulting to DEB_BUILDDIR (but that does not get
automatically get deleted like DEB_BUILDDIR does).
I also ran into bug #451226 in this package; that's to some extent a
manifestation of the same root problem.
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