Adding your first patch

If a package doesn't have any patches yet, these are the steps to add your first patch:

  1. Launch an import. If there's nothing to import gbp pq will just create an empty branch and switch your working copy to it:

      gbp pq import

  2. Create your first patch: edit files, test, commit your changes using git commit

  3. To generate the new Quilt patch set use

      gbp pq export --commit

    This will switch you back to your debian-branch branch, generate the patches and commit them right away to this branch.

    Skip the --commit if you don't want to commit right away. If you want to pick the changelog message from the patch see /usr/share/doc/git-buildpackage/examples/gbp-add-patch.