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Old 12-09-2008, 09:45 PM
Scott Kitterman
 
Default From the list of changes not to make to a package from Debian ...

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/jaunty/+source/transmission/1.40-2ubuntu1

transmission (1.40-2ubuntu1) jaunty; urgency=low

* Merge from debian unstable (LP: #305298), remaining changes:
- debian/control:
- Don't just build-depend on libcurl-dev, which is
a virtual package.
- Added replaces & provides clutch (now included as part of
transmission).
- Build-depends on quilt.
- debian/rules:
- Uncommented "include /usr/share/quilt/quilt.make".
- Added patch/unpatch targets for Quilt.
- Create a PO template during package build.
- debian/transmission-daemon.postinst: Corrected dpkg-statoverride call
- 20_add_X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain.diff: Add X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain
to .desktop file.
* Converted patch system from dpatch to quilt.

Converting from one patch system to another is the kind of thing that should
be avoided. We strive for a minimal difference from Debian.

I looked and didn't see this listed in Ubuntu Policy, but I guess it ought to
be (along with not changing build systems). I'd appreciate suggestions on
where in Ubuntu Policy this ought to go.

Scott K

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Old 12-09-2008, 09:53 PM
Martin Pitt
 
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Hi Scott,

since I sponsored this, I take some responsibility for this.

Scott Kitterman [2008-12-09 17:45 -0500]:
> - Build-depends on quilt.
> [...]
> * Converted patch system from dpatch to quilt.
>
> Converting from one patch system to another is the kind of thing that should
> be avoided. We strive for a minimal difference from Debian.

This actually was much less scary than a cursory glance of the
changelog might imply. The previous version in Debian/Ubuntu used
dpatch, and now Debian indicated moving to quilt by converting
debian/rules to it, however, they commented it out. So we just
followed suit and converted our remaining dpatch to quilt and
re-commented in the quilt inclusion in debian/rules.

I think this was a much saner thing to do than not using any patch
system at all now.

Martin

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Old 12-09-2008, 10:08 PM
Scott Kitterman
 
Default From the list of changes not to make to a package from Debian ...

On Tuesday 09 December 2008 17:53, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Hi Scott,
>
> since I sponsored this, I take some responsibility for this.
>
> Scott Kitterman [2008-12-09 17:45 -0500]:
> > - Build-depends on quilt.
> > [...]
> > * Converted patch system from dpatch to quilt.
> >
> > Converting from one patch system to another is the kind of thing that
> > should be avoided. We strive for a minimal difference from Debian.
>
> This actually was much less scary than a cursory glance of the
> changelog might imply. The previous version in Debian/Ubuntu used
> dpatch, and now Debian indicated moving to quilt by converting
> debian/rules to it, however, they commented it out. So we just
> followed suit and converted our remaining dpatch to quilt and
> re-commented in the quilt inclusion in debian/rules.
>
> I think this was a much saner thing to do than not using any patch
> system at all now.

Thanks for clarifying. That is, indeed, much less scary than the
debian/changelog reading caused me to believe.

Scott K

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