Re: rpmbuild question - follow on to gcc issues

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On Tue, 2009-02-10 at 11:58 -0500, [email protected] wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 10:52:14 -0500
> Steve <[email protected]> wrote:
> > the src rpm contains a number of patches
> > and one of the patches is to the file I want to modify.
> > Now when I rpmbuild, the patching fails because the
> > source file it is trying to patch doesn't look the same.
> > 
> > What is the Fedora way of dealing with this situation?
> > 
> Once you modify a package your warranty is null and void ;-)
> Edit the patch and make a note in the spec file. 

I was going to suggest "rpmbuild -bp" which unpacks and applies included
patches.  Then edit the patched file and create a patch of your own.
Add it to the spec file after the other patch, so yours is applied after
the included one.  Then do the full build.

                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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