Subject: Re: pkgsrc reorg
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: None <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/06/2000 07:13:04
> > 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.
> Multiple patch files that patch the same file is true insanity indeed.
> It makes any attempt to manually maintain package patches almost
> impossible.

this is true.  What I'm talking about is the case where we have 35
patches, they get submitted to the program author who likes 27 of them,
decides the others are not ok and so next time around the pkg maintainer
has to identify what was incorporated and what not.  I for one always go
through each of the patches 1 by 1 to see if they still are needed and at
least for me its a pain if I have to dig through 1 giant patch file to
pull out whats still needed.