Subject: RE: pkg/5617: Apache-1.3.0 package OS configuration not quite ri
To: Tim Rightnour <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/19/1998 09:15:03
On Thu, 18 Jun 1998, Tim Rightnour wrote:
> On 19-Jun-98 spoke unto us all:
> # apply the following patch to the package (note this is an actual patch,
> # not the patch file itself).  [[Do I ever *HATE* creating patches for
> # packages!  What a tedious process!]]
> I may be wrong here, but I imagine its alot easier for the maintainers if you
> just hand them a new patch..  Patching patchfiles is asking for trouble and
> confusion. If I'm wrong about this, pkg maintainers, speak up..  I've been
> submitting a horde of pkg patches lately.. and more will come.

Actually, that's true, esp. if the patches can't be applied by hand 
(which is probably most often the case). One more note on sending in 
patches, though: don't hesitate uuencoding your patchfiles, as I've seen 
nasty cut&paste glitches WRT whitespaces breaking patchfiles in the past.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>