Subject: Re: pkglint change
To: James Chacon <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/30/2001 08:22:34
Mutt made me believe that James Chacon wrote:
> -                       if (substr($2, 0, 6) eq 'patch-')
> +                       if ($2 =~ /^patch-..$/)
> Basically this only excludes patch-?? instead of any file starting with
> patch- (ok only 1 exists today in security/smtpd but lintpkgsrc shouldn't
> be complaining in any case..)

I think it should be ^patch-[a-z0-9]+$ like it is in line
2511, kind of like 'conforming to the source' ;)

To my knowledge, there's actually around 10 to 20 files that are not
in patch-[a-z][a-z] format, some of them e.g. in cross/binutils.


Thomas Klausner -
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