Comment 423 for bug 351186

Alf Gaida (agaida) wrote :

Nice idea, getting the patched Server in sync, but imho it is not applyable to .deb packages. That's the point i like Arch for: Doing it the Arch way. Make a Sourcepackage, get it, build it, mostly it works. The build system in Arch does this that way. Make a BUILD package and most of the work is done. Then do a makepkg. The makepkg does the folloing: Get the actual sources, get the actual patches, build the actual package. Every thing is done.

My way in Ubuntu is: apt-get sources xorg... Patch it manually, make a debuild with the right options, upload it to my ppa. Its a nice idea doing this in time automatic if a new version occurs. Any ideas?