Subject: Re: pkgsrc reorg
To: David Brownlee <>
From: None <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/08/2000 09:42:17
On Sun, 8 Oct 2000, David Brownlee wrote:

> On Fri, 6 Oct 2000 wrote:
> > 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.
> 	I agree checking them by hand is easier if they are in separate
> 	files, but we should be able to come up with a simple script that
> 	can automatically split up the patchfile into separate files in
> 	work/XXX, then test each patch to see if it would apply cleanly,
> 	and then split them into a list 'good' and 'bad' patches.
> 	That should be easier still :)

yah, it occured to me in the car last night that I could be happy with 1
large patchfile and a script that splits them up and then puts them back.