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Re: patch filenames

On Sat, 5 Jan 2008 23:20:48 +0100
Bernd Ernesti <> wrote:
> > >Why patch-configureac and not patch-aa as we normaly use?
> > 
> > Because at some time in the future, someone else will use patch-aa for a 
> > completely unrelated file, which makes the CVS history confusing. The 
> > chance that patch-configureac is used for anything else than a 
> > file is very, very small.
> This sounds like a policy change in handling patch files.
> Was that somewhere discussed and decided to go this way?
> And where is that documented? 11.3.2 in pkgsrc.txt is talking about the
> old schema.

It was discussed but it was never agreed to.  Personally I think it is
a good idea and we should adopt it but this should not have been
committed until the policy was changed.

D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>

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