Subject: Re: Names of the patch files
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: Georg Schwarz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/19/2006 22:20:22
Am 19.04.2006 um 22:10 schrieb

> I'd suggest to following rules, if we want rules at all:
> (1) Patches which are part of the normal package building are named
> patches/patch-[a-z][a-z]

I'd suggest to add the following aspects:

* patches start with patch-aa, then continue with patch-ab, patch-ac,  
* When an existing patch becomes no longer necessary and is removed  
this does not affect the names of the other existing patches, not  
even if such patches are modified later on
* When a new patch is created, it is to be named as to fill existing  
gaps in the naming order created by previously removed patches as  
long as such gaps exist (at least that's how I think it has been done  
so far)
* Each patch should modify only a single source file; in order to  
modify several source files, multiple patches should be used.

Georg Schwarz  +49 178 8545053