Subject: Re: optional patches?
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/07/2005 21:08:56
On Wed, Sep 07, 2005 at 11:54:47AM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Sep 2005, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> >Is it possible to have options which enable extra patches for a package?
> >By default, all patches from the patches/ dir are applied, but I'm
> >working on a package were some patches should be optional.
> Any examples?
> Often we try to make it so the patches include the conditionals
> themselves -- so they can be sent upstream to the official developers to
> use for their official releases.

I want to (optionally) disable IPv6 support in wip/jdk14, the way FreeBSD
and OpenBSD do it: by removing a conditional in the source.  

I'm not going to send stuff upstream to Sun... :-)