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I have a patch named "incator.patch". How can I apply that to the application "indicator applet" and get it running? The bug will solve a bug with key-binding caused by "indicator applet".

Patch is here : .

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lol? This question needs a little detail in order for anyone to provide an answer. Is it an applet you created? One from another program? The entire indicator applet itself? – RolandiXor Jan 12 '11 at 14:23
@Roland Taylor: I just switch to linux recently.Patch is here. It will solve a bug with key-binding caused by "indicator applet". . – Kim Jan 12 '11 at 14:26
I think you would need to report a bug on indicator-applet and ask the developers to take a look at your patch. – RolandiXor Jan 12 '11 at 14:29
@Roland Taylor: It has already been reported and the patch fixed the bug in a brute way. – Kim Jan 12 '11 at 14:30
up vote 8 down vote accepted

To quickly generate new packages with your patch applied, run the following in a gnome-terminal:

sudo apt-get build-dep indicator-applet
sudo apt-get install devscripts
apt-get source indicator-applet
cd indicator-applet-<version-string>
cp /path/to/patch/indicator.patch .
patch --dry-run -p1 < indicator.patch

Continue only if that succeeds without errors.

patch -p1 < indicator.patch
debuild -us -uc

Now wait for the thing to compile and if everything worked, you'll get some debs ready for install:

cd ..
sudo dpkg -i *.deb # I'm lazy, just choose the debs that are already installed

You'd need to do this every time the indicator-applet gets updated (but then I don't know how often such updates happen in stable releases).

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