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Create a debian patch using ''edit-patch''. Decide the name for the patch (some packages have a convention for how to name patches). We'll start by creating a debian patch using ''edit-patch''. Decide the name for the patch (some packages have a convention for how to name patches). Use a name that describes what the patch fixes.
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edit-patch <patchname> edit-patch <yourpatch>.patch
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''edit-patch'' will create a temprorary folder in /tmp. While in there, apply your fix doing: ''edit-patch'' will create a temporary folder in ''/tmp/''. While in there, apply your upstream patch doing:
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patch -p1 < /path/to/patch patch -p1 < /path/to/<upstream-fix>.patch
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To edit the patch description, open your patch with your text editor of choice:

{{{
nano debian/patches/<yourpatch>

  • When to do stable release update
  • How to do stable release update

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates

Fix Bug and do a SRU

Find Bug Fix

Add full description here

Find the upstream fix. Then, create a patch of it.

Create bzr branch with the new fix

Get the source for the development version. You'll always start by fixing the development version first.

bzr branch ubuntu:<package>

You'll also want to get the source for all releases where you want to add the fix, going back one release at the time (if the development release includes the fix, just skip it).

bzr branch ubuntu:<release>/<package>

We'll start by creating a debian patch using edit-patch. Decide the name for the patch (some packages have a convention for how to name patches). Use a name that describes what the patch fixes.

edit-patch <yourpatch>.patch

edit-patch will create a temporary folder in /tmp/. While in there, apply your upstream patch doing:

patch -p1 < /path/to/<upstream-fix>.patch

Once changes were applied, use Ctrl+D to exit edit-patch. This will create the debian/patches/patch, and opens debian/changelog. Adjust it to contain the correct info. Rename RELEASE to the release in question (precise, in this case), and describe what the patch does (here I just add which bug it fixes).

jackd2 (1.9.8~dfsg.1-1ubuntu2) precise; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/jackdbus-stop-fix.patch: [fixes LP: #956438]

 -- Kaj Ailomaa <zequence@mousike.me>  Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:25:32 +0100

When ready, close down the editor. You'll be asked if to commit. Answer No. We still need to update the patch description.

OK to commit? [Y/n/e]

To edit the patch description, open your patch with your text editor of choice:

UbuntuStudio/StableReleaseUpdates (last edited 2013-05-17 01:34:08 by zequence)