Subject: Re: patch to bootstrap [Re: Adding nawk to bootstrap?]
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/14/2006 15:50:57
On Fri, Jul 14, 2006 at 09:22:00AM -0400, Johnny Lam wrote:
> Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> >
> >I want to import a working patch soon as well. I'm just waiting for some
> >review :-) That means less hacks for GNU patch in the tree.
> I thought GNU patch worked for every package in the tree.  Is this not 
> the case?  What hacks are needed?  If GNU patch is bad, then importing 
> another patch into pkgsrc would be good.  I don't think it would need to 
> be added to bootstrap though, because USE_TOOLS+=patch will cause patch 
> to be installed during the "depends" stage.  We would just need to 
> adjust the tools framework to default to this other patch package, 
> rather than to GNU patch.

GNU patch has issues with very long lines, as some automatically
generated patches create. E.g. x11/wxGTK had this problem more than