mc patch system
brian at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 14 18:23:32 BST 2009
On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 08:53:33PM +0000, Chow Loong Jin wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-04-13 at 13:16 -0700, Brian Murray wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 09:59:54PM +0200, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> > > Brian Murray wrote:
> > > > I've recently been looking at bugs with patches and ran across
> > > > http://launchpad.net/bugs/333835 which seemed easy enough to incorporate
> > > > and a worthwhile fix for Jaunty. However, I ran into a problem trying
> > > > to get the existing patches in mc to apply and adding that particular
> > > > patch. Is anyone familiar with how the patch system in mc works?
> > >
> > > I haven't looked at it, but it build-depends on quilt so I guess it uses it.
> > > Here's a small howto:
> > >
> > > http://pkg-perl.alioth.debian.org/howto/quilt.html
> > Maybe I should have elaborated a bit more. While it uses quilt
> > executing 'quilt push -a' fails with the message 'No patches in series'.
> > Additionally, the structure of the debian/patches directory seemed a bit
> > odd to me:
> > all.series bugs mc.ext README utf8
> > autgen-run.patch debian po syntax vfs
> I've just read through the debian/rules file, and found this rule:
> apply-patches: pre-build debian/stamp-patched
> debian/stamp-patched: $(DEB_PATCHES)
> debian/stamp-patched reverse-patches:
> @echo "patches: $(DEB_PATCHES)"
> @set -e ; \
> if [ ! "$@" = "reverse-patches" ]; then \
> ln -s debian/patches/all.series series;\
> ln -s debian/patches/ patches; \
> $(QUILT) --quiltrc /dev/null push -a; \
> else \
> $(QUILT) --quiltrc /dev/null pop -a || true \
> rm -f series patches; \
> rm -rf .pc; \
> fi; \
> if [ "$@" = "debian/stamp-patched" ]; then touch debian/stamp-patched; fi
> Specifically, what you want to look at is that it links
> debian/patches/all.series to ./series, and debian/patches to ./patches.
> Hence you can't use the usual export QUILT_PATCHES=debian/patches way.
> You'll have to set QUILT_PATCHES=patches, and make the appropriate
> ln -s debian/patches patches
> ln -s debian/patches/all.series ./series
> export QUILT_PATCHES=patches
> Then just use quilt as usual. When you're done:
> quilt pop -a
> rm -rf patches series .pc
That worked like a charm, thanks for the assistance!
Brian Murray @ubuntu.com
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