Subject: Re: Forcing real GNU gzip onto the system?
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Marc Tooley <netbsdMLpostNO@SPAM.quake.ca>
Date: 06/29/2004 16:18:46
On Monday 21 June 2004 10:17, Chris Baird wrote:
> For the comprehensionly-challenged, I'm soliciting ideas how I can
> best 'cleanly' maintain a munged base system (...without going as far
> as a LOCALBASE=/usr in mk.conf), preferably something that is robust
> across complete source rebuilds.
Make your modifications, and use some other SCM's mechanisms to maintain
local changes (bitkeeper or perforce.)
So, rsync regularly the NetBSD CVS repository, and regularly "cvs
update" and then merge in any changes to a local branch you would
maintain--keeping the GNU version of gzip as the authoritative
trunk/head version each time changes are made to that area of the tree
in the imported source.
This is really the best way to do this, and you get the added bonus of
having your own changes versioned alongside the master copy for
This is exactly what these kinds of systems are for. Heck, you could
probably do it with CVS too, but other tools make it easier.