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Re: [gNewSense-users] How to help with bugs?

From: Brian Brazil
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] How to help with bugs?
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 07:20:09 +0000

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 3:54 AM, Peter and Jesse <address@hidden> wrote:
gnome_help2gnewsense.patch is for the yelp package. It changes the
tooltip for the help entry in the Gnome system menu from Ubuntu to
gNewSense. It patches over top of other patches. I assume that this is
normal; it just needs to be done last. gnome_about2gnewsense.patch is
for the gnome-desktop package. I actually couldn't get this to work. If

There's no package called "gnome-desktop" anywhere in Ubuntu.

I patch it myself, it's builds correctly, but it doesn't work if I just
put it in the debian/patches directory. The problem is that it patches
the rules file, but the output from dpkg-buildpackage shows that the
rules file is built before any patches are applied. I'm sure someone
knows how to fix this, but I haven't been able to figure it out.

This is correct, rules files are used to run the build so are already parsed
before they do anything. This however is not a problem with Builder, as we
alter the packages before running dpkg-buildpackage. See for example:

Could you update the patch (just one will do) so I can just apply it and submit?
I upgraded my dapper dev system to hardy yesterday, so I can't do my usual



I hope this is helpful.
Peter Stevenson

On Mon, 2008-24-03 at 20:18 +0000, Brian Brazil wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 5:07 PM, Peter and Jesse
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>         Hi all. I'm an undergraduate computer science student, and I
>         decided to
>         spend the summer contributing to free software. The gNewSense
>         HowToHelp
>         page suggests solving known bugs. I made a couple of patches
>         for bug
>         00002 concerning name changes from Ubuntu to gNewSense, but I
>         can't find
>         anywhere on the site that says how to submit the patch. I'm
>         very new to
>         this, so any help would be great.
> Send the diff to this list please.
> Brian

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