History of `dpatch'
The history of dpatch dates back to the slink era, when around late
October, 1998, the GCC maintainers (according to the changelog,
Matthias Klose and Dan Jacobowitz) implemented its first version. It
was quite complex, but the design remained the same throughout the
years, only minor fixes were made.
Then, somewhen during 2001 September, Gergely Nagy bor
dpatch is now maintained in 'git'. GNU Arch or Alioth CVS is not
updated anymore at all.
To get the very latest of dpatch, install the git-core package, and
issue the following commands:
$ git-clone git://git.debian.org/git/dpatch/dpatch.git
Then you should have the latest sources in dpatch. If you want to
update the tree, cd into the directory, and issue
This package uses dpatch to manage all modifications to the upstream
source. Changes are stored in the source package as diffs in
debian/patches and applied during the build.
To get the fully patched source after unpacking the source package, cd
to the root level of the source package and run:
Removing a patch is as simple as removing its entry from the