[Pkg-openmpi-maintainers] Using quilt as patch system
debian at pinguinkiste.de
Wed Apr 23 09:16:43 UTC 2008
Am Dienstag, den 22.04.2008, 21:36 -0500 schrieb Dirk Eddelbuettel:
> Are you talking about the patch system we use via cdbs?
We do not use CDBS. But I'm talking about the patch system we use in
debain/rules to apply our patches to the upstream sources.
> Exactly what bothers you?
I find working with dpatch really hard to use. Updating patches is not
that easy, dpatch-edit-patch does not work as I expect it to work in
some cases. Quilt is more VCS-like, you just create a new patch, edit
your files, refresh and have your patch ready. With dpatch I always end
up with diffing files with their .orig copy. I guess that's not the way
it's supposed to be used but I just don't get it. But if you prefer to
use dpatch, we can stick to it. There's not that much to work on OpenMPI
ATM. I do not mind so much, and waybe I've just a dpatch learning
disability that I can overcome. ;)
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