Suggestions on packaging a patched source tarball

Ming Hua minghua at
Mon Sep 24 05:34:18 BST 2007

On Sun, Sep 23, 2007 at 09:57:36AM +0200, Cesare Falco wrote:
> I'm facing an unusual situation. I'm already packaging sdlmame from
> a .zip upstream file. Well, you didn't know? Please review it:
> :)
> Now I'm considering to package another Mame derivative, namely WolfMame,
> which is distributed as a patch to the baseline code. I wonder what is
> the correct way to handle this:
> *or*
> 4. I'm waiting for your suggestions, they will be highly welcome ;)

Another option, which is used by kernel packages and others, is to build
an sdlmame-source binary package from sdlmame, containing the baseline
source code of sdlmame.  Then only package WolfMame's patch in its
source package, and build-depend on sdlmame-source.


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