Subject: Re: pkgsrc reorg
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: None <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/05/2000 20:33:43
On Thu, 5 Oct 2000, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

> On Thu, 5 Oct 2000, David Brownlee wrote:
> > On Thu, 5 Oct 2000, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > > I don't like that much. It's usefull to be able to fgrep through the
> > > Makefiles, or DESCR, or PLISTS.
> > 
> > 	True, but how about putting all the patches into a single file -
> > 	that would certainly save on inodes and disk fragments... Maybe
> > 	even gzip it.
> Isn't that a step backwards? It's been my experience that maintaining
> the older packages which have many patches in one file is a real pain.

I've found it difficult when updating a pkg when multiple files are
patched by one patch file.  Sometimes some of the patches got incorporated
into the program and others not.