Subject: Re: per OS pkg patches files ?
To: Stoned Elipot <Stoned.Elipot@script.jussieu.fr>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/17/2001 11:26:38
Since the goal of patches is to be able to be fed back to
the original maintainer where possible, they should use
#ifdef or similar to ensure they do not impact outside of
the desired OS/ARCH or similar.
There are two obvious exceptions:
- Where a patch is needed to work with the requirements
of pkgsrc. Though ideally this should be done by a
patch to add a build config option and then pkgsrc uses
- Where patches really are OS or ARCH specific, such as
in packages which install binaries, eg: net/citrix_ica or
David/absolute -- www.netbsd.org: No hype required --
On Tue, 17 Jul 2001, Stoned Elipot wrote:
> is there any way to have per OS patches files for a pkg, or do we have
> to use post-patch target hack ? Perhaps per OS patches files is considered
> bad practice ?