Subject: Re: correct format for updating a package
To: None <mcmahill@MTL.MIT.EDU>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/20/1998 02:07:42
Hi Dan,

> What is the prefered way to submit an update to a package?  Ie, when 
> I do the send-pr should I just send the entire replacement (or rather
> maybe a URL for it) instead of diffs?  What about the $NetBSD$ CVS tags?
> Do I leave them alone, like:
> dan@dinah-moe (363)-% more pkg/PLIST 
> @comment $NetBSD: PLIST,v 1.1 1998/03/29 22:16:37 tron Exp $
> ...
> or do I reset it?
> @comment $NetBSD$

It all depends on the size - if it's fairly small, people usually
send-pr a uuencoded gzipped-tar file of the whole thing. If it's large,
we don't really want to bloat the gnats database, so we'd appreciate it
(if you can) to just submit a URL for the diffs as part of the PR.

Don't worry about NetBSD RCS Ids - cvs will handle them fine, either
expanded or not.