Subject: Re: optional patches?
To: grant beattie <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/11/2005 13:24:17
On Sun, Sep 11, 2005 at 11:30:33AM +1000, grant beattie wrote:
> as others have mentioned, it becomes difficult to maintain packages
> with multiple different sets of possible patches (and they don't get
> built in a bulk build, so automatic testing is limited to none).
> sounds like a perfect candidate for adding an additional package, which
> will not interfere in any way with the original pkg.

Yes, maybe this patch is way too complex (it adds extra dependencies etc).
But for some tiny miny patches, it may really be worth to add them as an