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On Mon, 2008-11-17 at 20:24 +0100, Diego 'Flameeyes' Pettenò wrote:
> I ask it here as a favour, please avoid using absolute paths in the
> filenames of patched files. This mean avoid having stuff like
> --- foobar/foo.c
> +++ /tmp/foobar/foobar.c
> This tends to break from time to time, and I had to fix at least three
> packages since I started my treewide build for these problems. I already
> asked Zac about adding such a check on repoman, but in the mean time I'd
> like to ask here for people to verify their packages.
> I actually am culprit of doing this some time ago but I learnt my lesson
> the hard way :P My suggestion for everybody else is to use quilt when
> you need to write patches.
> And if you have patches with the filenames like I shown above, you can
> change it the git way so that it becomes:
> --- a/foobar/foo.c
> +++ b/foobar/foo.c
> and the problem is usually solved.
Could you please expand on what the actual problem is for reference,
having never seen them fail myself or hear any fail for others?
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