Subject: Re: pkgsrc reorg
To: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 10/08/2000 09:42:17
On Sun, 8 Oct 2000, David Brownlee wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Oct 2000 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.