Working on another laptop, I was missing my quiltrc settings. I think, I got them from a this email by Marco d’Itri. Perhaps it is of help to somebody (for example, when I go searching for it again).
BTW, I changed it locally to check only for debian folder in parent directories and create debian/patches automatically if needed:
for d in . .. ../.. ../../.. ../../../.. ../../../../..; do if [ -d $d/debian ]; then if ! [ -d $d/debian/patches ]; then mkdir $d/debian/patches fi export QUILT_PATCHES=debian/patches fi done
I’d rather end up with a patches dir inside the debian folder instead of having it at a random place in the package sources when adding the first quilt patch.
I wonder if we should ship this with the quilt package!?
Update: After discussion with James Vega on IRC, the quiltrc evolved into this version:
d=. while [ ! -d "$d/debian" -a `readlink -e $d` != / ]; do d="$d/.." done if [ -d "$d/debian" ]; then export QUILT_PATCHES=debian/patches if ! [ -d $d/debian/patches ]; then mkdir $d/debian/patches fi fi
This works with any directory depth while the original would only support 5 levels from the package base directory.