Subject: Re: Packages built from in-tree components
To: Tim Rightnour <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/19/1998 13:10:45
On Tue, 18 Aug 1998, Tim Rightnour wrote:

: #  Yes.  Datestamp the tarball (distname-YYYYMMDD.tar.gz) and it can be put in
: #  ${MASTER_SITE_LOCAL}.  Make sure the tarball is exact to the distribution,
: #  and make any diffs into pkg patches.  Nuke CVS/RCS directories, if any.
: Aww crap.. thats not what I did.. ;)  I patched it.. fixed up the Imakefile and
: all the inconsistencies, built a tarball of that.. and had a patchless package.
: Should I redo it all? (his patches do not apply cleanly in the least)

Yes.  The tarball should be _distribution_ files so they can be updated
later if fixes go into xsrc.  :>

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.