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gbp-pq: Manage quilt patches on patch queue branches in git


gbp-pq - Manage quilt patches on patch queue branches in git


gbp-pq [ --verbose ] [ --color=[auto|on|off] ] [ --[no-]patch-numbers ] [ --topic=topic ] export | import | rebase | drop | apply


gbp-pq helps one to manage quilt patches in Debian packages that are maintained with git-buildpackage. This is especially useful with packages using the 3.0 (quilt) source format. With gbp-pq you can maintain the quilt patches that should be applied to a package on a separate branch called patch-queue branch. So if your Debian package lives on master the associated patch-queue branch will be called patch- queue/master. See <URL:https://honk.sigxcpu.org/piki/development/debian_packages_in_git/> for example workflows.
import Create a patch queue branch from quilt patches in debian/patches/ that are listed in debian/patches/series. export Export the patches on the patch-queue branch associated to the current branch into a quilt patch series in debian/patches/ and update the series file. rebase Switch to the patch-queue branch associated to the current branch and rebase it against the current branch. drop Drop (delete) the patch queue associated to the current branch. So if you're on branch foo this would drop branch patch- queue/foo. apply Add a single patch to the patch-queue similar to using git-am. Use --topic if you want the patch to appear in a separate subdir when exporting the patch queue using export. This can be used to separate upstream pathes from debian specific patches.
--verbose -v verbose execution --color=[auto|on|off] Whether to use colored output. --[no-]patch-numbers Whether the patch files should start with a number or not. --topic=topic Topic to use when importing a single patch


When exporting patches from a patch-queue branch gbp-pq will look at the patch header for special tags it recognizes. All tags need to start at the first column and require at least one whitespace after the colon. Gbp-Pq-Topic: topic Moves the patch into a subdir called topic when running gbp-pq export . This allows for some structure below debian/patches.


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Guido Guenther <agx@sigxcpu.org> 07 July 2011 GBP-PQ(1)

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