Subject: Re: package patch FAQ
To: Andrey Petrov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 04/02/2001 18:37:31
On Mon, 2 Apr 2001, Andrey Petrov wrote:
> This must be FAQ I just can't find it;-)
> I'd like to create patch for existing package and need some guidance.
> Any pointers appreciated.
Some information about packages and pkgsrc can be found in
/usr/pkgsrc/Packages.txt and packages(7) manual page.
Basically, the pkgsrc mechanism applies the patches from the
An easy way to try your own is to copy the entire pkgsrc for the one
package to a new /usr/pkgsrc/new/ directory. And then modify or add the
patches as needed to the patches directory. Then run "make".
You can also share your idea via send-pr.
It is also usually important to share the patches back to the original
source maintainer (not pkgsrc maintainer), if applicable.
Hope this helps,
Jeremy C. Reed