Subject: Re: Names of the patch files
To: None <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/19/2006 21:49:55
Roland Illig wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to ease the restrictions on the names of the patch files in the 
> patches/ directory. Currently, only the characters [A-Za-z0-9] are 
> allowed after the "patch-". Further, the convention has been established 
> to name the first patch "patch-aa", followed by "patch-ab", and so on.

I think I should clarify what I want, since I feel misunderstood. I 
didn't mean to establish a new naming scheme for patch files and convert 
all patches. Instead I only wanted to give the package authors more 
freedom in naming their patch files.

That is, if you like it, you can continue to call your patches 
patch-[a-z][a-z]. With the relaxed scheme, you may also call your 
patches patch-[-A-Za-z0-9_]+. The decision whether to stick to the 
[a-z][a-z] scheme or not would be left to the package author.