Subject: Re: proposal 5: flexible distfile handling
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/27/1999 12:46:43
On Thu, 27 May 1999, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

: > I intend to have the ability to include a set of patches from PATCHDIRS
: > conditionally.  That is, you can add patterns to the patch search list
: > depending on OPSYS, USE_ flags, etc.  Thought out that way, "patch-*" would
: > be considered the "default" set of patches.
: Sounds pretty cool. Do you have something like that in mind for the
: lynx package?
: And OS_VERSION, too. That could be necessary, in some cases, to
: support different releases of NetBSD with the same pkgsrc.

The idea is for the package itself to do something along the lines of:

.include "../../mk/"
.if ${USE_RSAREF2} == "YES"
PATCHDIRFILES+=		rsaref-patch-*

(The name of the PATCHDIRFILES variable above was just pulled out of a hat,
not officially proposed yet.)

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.