Subject: Re: The well known patch problem
To: Alistair G. Crooks <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/07/1999 14:58:31
On Wed, 7 Jul 1999, Alistair G. Crooks wrote:
> 1. Use md5 to record official patch file names and md5 sums in the
> files/md5 file.

This sounds like an excellent idea to me!

> 2. Record the official patch file names either in the package
> Makefile or in an ancillary file.

files/md5 :-)

> 4. Prefix patch files with a number related to the package version
> in pkgsrc which it patches.

Probably not necessarily needed - only apply patches that appear in
files/md5, ignore everything else (also ignore if md5 doesn't match).

 - Hubert

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