Subject: Re: PR etiquette
To: Carson Chittom <>
From: Greg Troxel <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 01/28/2007 14:00:14
  As I mentioned in my earlier email about guile-www, I'm trying to
  install finance/gnucash.  When one of its dependencies, gnome-vfs2,
  failed to build, a search of the PR's found someone with the same
  problem on the same OS as well as a very simple fix (it's PR 35263, if
  you're curious), but on a different minor version of gnome-vfs2
  (2.16.0 versus 2.16.3).  I'm very much a newbie to pkgsrc and the
  NetBSD way of doing things, so I'm not sure of the etiquette:  should
  I just let it sit since, after all, the fix is easy and works?  Email
  the maintainer to say that it's still a problem with .3?  Add on a "me
  too" to the PR?  I just don't want to stick my foot in my mouth.

If the patch still works on a later version, that's real and useful
information, so appending a short note to the PR with the facts is
perfectly proper.

But I see Roland has already applied the patch and closed the PR, so
no need in this case.

    Greg Troxel <>