Stefano Zacchiroli zack at debian.org
Thu Dec 22 09:26:42 UTC 2005

On Thu, Dec 22, 2005 at 09:22:08AM +0100, Matthijs Mohlmann wrote:
> I am used to use dpatch as my patch system, but sometimes I want to
> learn something completely different so I thought about quilt.

Yes, it would be wonderful to try something newer and see if it's better
for vim ...

> But I know how dpatch works and dpatch-edit-patch is really cool :) I
> would like to see that in vim. (The only problem in case of vim is:
> vim isn't extracted at the time dpatch-edit-patch runs)

This is not a problem, have a look at the porting to dpatch scripts I
posted in this thread. They include a patch for debian/rules that apply
the patches after extracting the tarball ("extract" target of
debian/rules). The only additional quirk needed is a symlink vim ->
vim64 in the debian build directory so that patches are forward
compatible with future vim releases.

Maybe quilt or other tools enable specifying the directory to which
patches are applied. Or maybe even dpatch does, I've not investigated
that ...


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