Subject: Re: questions about creating a new package
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/10/2001 14:51:50
On Sat, 10 Feb 2001, Jason Beegan wrote:
> For the diffs, do something like, eg
> 	       cp Makefile Makefile.orig
> 	       emacs Makefile		  (edit the makefile into submission)

These two steps can be done in one with:

	setenv PKGEDITOR emacs
	pkgvi Makaefile

This will take care for creatiing packup files. pkgvi is part of pkgdiff

> > What is the correct way to do this? (How can I make a diff file that
> > contains these new directories and files so I can just include it in my
> > send-pr?)
> Perhaps it's better to just put it up on the WWW, and send the URL.

Yes please. (As described in pkgsrc/Packages.txt :-)
This keeps PRs short, and given that they are sent out to many people (via
the netbsd-bugs list), this is good. 

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>