merge-package discussion doesn't discuss coping with quilt

Bug #845860 reported by Steve Beattie
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Ubuntu Packaging Guide

Bug Description

The section on merging from Debian does not mention how to cope with quilt packages; doing 'quilt pop -a' is apparently recommended before merging a package using quilt to manage its patches.

(Except that it doesn't work, doing quilt pop -a first then causes merge-package to fail because there are local uncommitted changes; needing to spuriously add commits for unapplying and applying the quilt series seems bogus to me.)

Tags: udd
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Jeremy Bícha (jbicha) wrote :

I have been meaning to add some info about bzr mu and quilt. Yes, it's true that you need to quilt pop then bzr commit before using bzr mu.

Changed in ubuntu-packaging-guide:
status: New → Triaged
assignee: nobody → Jeremy Bicha (jbicha)
tags: added: udd
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Barry Warsaw (barry) wrote :

I'll update this based on my recent experience merging packages from Debian for Precise. I just went through the (rather painful, but successful) procedure with the bzr/udd guys.

Changed in ubuntu-packaging-guide:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Barry Warsaw (barry)
Changed in ubuntu-packaging-guide:
importance: Medium → High
Jeremy Bícha (jbicha)
Changed in ubuntu-packaging-guide:
assignee: Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) → nobody
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