Subject: Re: Names of the patch files
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: Georg Schwarz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/19/2006 11:43:55
Am 19.04.2006 um 11:33 schrieb Roland Illig:

> I haven't found documentation on why the names are so restricted.  
> When looking for a patch for a particular file, I have to look at  
> every patch file to find it. To avoid that,

using grep should make that a non-issue

> I suggest that the patch file be named after the file that is  
> patched, for example "patch-configure", "patch-foo.c".

we could run into problems when having to patch different files of  
the same name (located in different subdirectories of the source tree)

> For this, the set of allowed characters should be extended to [-A- 
> Za-z0-9_]. This would not allow the name "patch-foo.c", but that  
> one could be transformed to "patch-foo_c" (to avoid having patch  
> files with common filename extensions).
> Comments?

what would you do if the file to be patched has a name that does not  
match [-A-Za-z0-9_]*?

Georg Schwarz  +49 178 8545053