Best practices for patch management on RPM based packages?

Adam Jackson ajax at
Tue Sep 6 15:29:56 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-09-06 at 09:16 -0500, Richard Shaw wrote:
> Most of the packages I work with have very few patches so it's not all
> that difficult, but there are a couple of packages I'm working with
> that have a lot of patches and one of them has a very active upstream
> (which is a good thing!) but that also means that the patches need
> frequent adjustment.
> I like the idea of quilt but I can't seem to find the magic recipe to
> get it to integrate with rpmbuild.

If your upstream is using git, there's some boilerplate for automating
this with git-am in xorg-x11-server.spec.

- ajax
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