Subject: Re: proposal 5: flexible distfile handling
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/27/1999 12:15:59
On Thu, 27 May 1999, Todd Vierling wrote:

> 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.

> : 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-*
> .endif

Yes, now I understand!

I'd struggled, under the present system, with the idea of how to patch
files which are already patched, or may not even exist, depending on
those USE_ options.