Subject: Re: pkg/22947
To: Greg A. Woods <>
From: Amitai Schlair <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 03/21/2005 18:09:14
On Mar 21, 2005, at 5:21 PM, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> [ On Monday, March 21, 2005 at 15:16:05 (+0000), 
> wrote: ]
>> Subject: Re: pkg/22947
>> Synopsis: cleanups for the messages printed by the script generated 
>> by
>> Responsible-Changed-From-To: jlam->pkg-manager
>> Responsible-Changed-By:
>> Responsible-Changed-When: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 15:16:04 +0000
>> Responsible-Changed-Why:
>> Patch in PR doesn't apply to HEAD.  I'll let someone else with more 
>> time
>> handle this PR.
> That's a pretty lame excuse for such a simple change.  Can't you read
> diffs and figure out how to manually apply these few changes?
> Even if you cannot, don't you see that the diff is against a known
> revision and thus can't you apply to the patch to that revision and 
> then
> move it forward with your own changes?  I.e. can't you figure out how 
> to
> fix your own merge conflicts instead of asking me to do your work for
> you?

Speaking purely for myself, not on behalf of the Project or the 
Foundation or of anyone else:

NetBSD developers are typically nice, patient people who want to do the 
right thing. You're welcome to abuse them as you see fit. You're 
welcome to submit patches against whichever revision of the publicly 
available source tree you like. If you're as smart as you are 
persistent, you won't expect either behavior (let alone a charming 
combination of both) to help get your ideas and/or work adopted.

I don't want to discourage you from contributing to NetBSD, but I do 
want to discourage you from contributing in this particular fashion. 
You can do better, and I for one look forward to it.

- Amitai