Subject: Re: pkgdiff -- tools for easier pkgsrc patch creation and maintenance
To: Thomas Klausner <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/28/2000 13:01:38
	Excellent stuff! - could you update the package creation
	docs to match? :)

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On Wed, 28 Jun 2000, Thomas Klausner wrote:

> Hi!
> Since today we have a new package in pkgsrc: pkgtools/pkgdiff. It
> contains three programs:
> pkgdiff creates a pkgsrc-compatible diff of its two arguments.
> mkpatches creates patches for a whole package (by using pkgdiff) -- it
> finds the files it should diff by looking for files with an '.orig'
> extension, so if you edit a file and want to use mkpatches later,
> first make a backup of it with `cp -p file file.orig'. mkpatches
> should be run from the packages main directory (pkgsrc/foo/bar), and
> the patches are then saved in the directory $WRKDIR/.newpatches.
> patchdiff compares the results of mkpatches with the previously
> existing patches in the patches-subdirectory.
> If you create (or update) packages, please use (at least) pkgdiff from
> this package, since this avoids the common problem with CVS Ids in
> patches. Oh, and always use pkglint ;-)
> Hope this proves useful,
>  Thomas
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