Semih Gokalp wrote:
> Hi all debian users.I hope,everything is ok for you.
> I have Debian 4.0 Etch stable and running some service on it.I want to
> download source package and build deb package.
> I have been typing,
> # cd /usr/src
> # apt-get source xyz
> and download "xyz_1.0.orig.tar.gz" , "xyz._1.0.diff.gz" and
> "xyz_1.0.dsc" and automaticly extract "xyz.orig.tar.gz" to "xyz-1.0"
> folder and I have been applying some patch and other things to xyz-1.0 and
> # dpkg-buildpackage
> and deb package is builded successfully
I dont have any problem.
> But i want to apply patch and create deb package for "xyz-1.2" so I
> searched and found "xyz_1.2.orig.tar.gz" , "xyz_1.2.diff.gz" and
> from source web page.
> I have put them to /usr/src directory and extract "xyz_1.2.orig.tar.gz"
> to "xyz-1.2" folder.Again,i applied some patch and entered
> # dpkg-buildpackage
> but error was printed like this:
> dpkg-parsechangelog: error: cannot open debian/changelog to find format:
> No such file or directory
> dpkg-buildpackage: unable to determine source package is
Did you apply xyz_1.2.diff.gz? You have to apply debian patch, so debian
subdirecory is created for building with dpkg-buildpackage. You should have
extracted package with 'dpkg-source -x xyz_1.2.dsc' and patch would have been
applied automaticaly. Then you apply your modifications and document that in the
changelog. And then build the package.
> Do i make wrong something ? or I have to type other command before
> dpkg-buildpackege,while create deb file without apt-get source command ?
> After type apt-get source xyz for xyz_1.0,I saw this information,
> dpkg-source: extracting xyz in xyz-1.0 *1
> dpkg-source: unpacking xyz_1.0.orig.tar.gz *2
> dpkg-source: applying ./xyz_1.0.diff.gz *3
> I understand *1 and *2 but I can not understand *3 ? Should I do *3
> manually,when i create deb file for xyz_1.2 ? and If it is true,what
> should i do for *3 step ?
> Do i ignore some step while create deb file without apt-get source
> command ?
Why would you apply any patch _after_ you create packages? And patch for 1.0
would not affect 1.2 version (it is intended for 1.0).
I recommend you first read New Maintainers Guide, then if have further problems,
explain more precisely what are you trying to do.
> Iyi calismalar.Basarilar...
> Semih Gokalp
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