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Old 08-02-2006, 04:11 AM   #1
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Smile how to patch?


I would like to patch OpenOffice for using system freetype.
Is it possible to patch .deb package or do I have to use source?
(Debian, testing, KDE)
Please help, I need the easiest possible solution.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 12:47 PM   #2
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usually patches get applied to source code, and then the code is recompiled... of course if the patch only changes certain run-time configs or whatever, then there's no need to recompile as the binaries aren't touched... the best thing would be to look at the comments in the patch, or a documentation web page for it... where'd you get the patch??
 
Old 08-03-2006, 02:35 AM   #3
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Here it is:
http://cvs.pld.org.pl/SOURCES/openof...freetype.patch

but I'm not actually sure it will solve my non_anti_aliased font problem with OpenOffice in Debian even if I manage to patch&recompile
 
Old 08-03-2006, 08:52 AM   #4
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well, judging by the name of the parent directory ("SOURCES") and the fact the patch looks like it adds certain lib options, i'd say yeah, you wanna apply this patch before recompiling... are you using a howto or something to recompile openoffice.org?? personally, i've never done it...

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Old 08-04-2006, 03:30 AM   #5
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er, no. Only thing I know about recompiling it is that its hard. I was hoping to find someone do it for me like building me package.

I have managed to compile freetype libs for system with BCI switched on, using the standard three commands.
There has to be a solution for the damn fonts
 
Old 08-04-2006, 08:43 AM   #6
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i actually thought debian came with a package building solution which made things rather simple... isn't that why the sources are also distributed as .debs??

okay i googled a bit, and found this:
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6.14 How do I build binary packages from a source package?

You will need all of foo_*.dsc, foo_*.tar.gz and foo_*.diff.gz to compile the source (note: there is no .diff.gz for some packages that are native to Debian).

Once you have them (How do I install a source package?, Section 6.13), if you have the dpkg-dev package installed, the following command:

dpkg-source -x foo_version-revision.dsc

will extract the package into a directory called foo-version.

If you want just to compile the package, you may cd into foo-version directory and issue the command

dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b

to build the package (note that this also requires the fakeroot package), and then

dpkg -i ../foo_version-revision_arch.deb

to install the newly-built package(s).
http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ch-pkg_basics.en.html

also maybe look at this link: http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ma...modify.en.html
 
  


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