Is %autosetup another unwanted baby of Fedora?

Pádraig Brady P at
Mon Jul 13 14:20:12 UTC 2015

On 13/07/15 15:01, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 02:39:57PM +0200, Marcin Juszkiewicz wrote:
>> Hi
>> When I moved to Fedora after years of doing Debian packages I
>> noticed that there is no such thing as patch management when it
>> comes to Fedora packages. Everyone is using %patch macro with files
>> of random patchlevel (some even use reverse patches).
> While not answering your question about %autosetup, I want to say this
> bit isn't quite true.  Some packages use an external git repo for
> patch management, and create the 'Patch...' lines semi-automatically.
> (Similar to, but less weird than:
> %autosetup only handles half of this use case.  TBH it handles the bit
> that was already quite easy to do -- ie. invoking 'git am'.
> Copying the patches from git and inserting the Patch lines is the hard
> part, and it would be nice to have some standardized tooling for that,
> instead of everyone's homebrew '' script.

maybe pull `rdopkg update-patches` into `fedpkg` ?


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