[pkg-horde] patch system for pkg-horde team

Ola Lundqvist ola at opalsys.net
Mon Jul 24 04:51:23 UTC 2006


On Mon, Jul 24, 2006 at 01:21:08AM +0200, Gregory Colpart wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 23, 2006 at 06:08:43PM +0200, Ola Lundqvist wrote:
> > > 
> > > It would be nice that all horde packages use same patch
> > > maintenance system. I think it could be useful to import CVS
> > > patches in last stable release or hack little debian patches.
> > > For this little patches, I prefer dpatch. And you ? 
> > 
> > We have a superb patching system in tla itself.
> I misunderstand you (or you misunderstand me).
It seems like you have misunderstood me (or?), or maybe more correct,
what the merge in tla can do for you.

> For example, if we want fix #379190 in Horde3 3.1.2-1 to have a
> clean version for Etch and not waiting next upstream release, we
> could add patch in "debianization". We can use different methods:
> patch in debian/rules, dpatch, cdbs, quilt...
Yes, we could use any of these, but it is much more simple to just
patch the upstream tree and build with that. Tla can manage to
handle that kind of merges.

> See package "horde-sam", there are two patches in
> "debian/patches/".

The method that I describe is just as simple as the normal
diff file in the source packages. You can patch any file, not just
the ones in the debian/ dir.

I know that many people prefer to use dpatch, cdbs, etc, etc but
personally I find it much easier to siply use the built in
mechanism in dpkg, and in this case with merge support from tla.


// Ola

> Regards,
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