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Re: Patches: make comments mandatory

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 08:25:12AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> That's basically fine, but I think formalism/machine-readability is not
> that important.

I'd like pkglint to be able to give reasonable output about patches.
For this, some kind of formalism is necessary.

> For config files, often upstream can be patched to spiff up configure,
> and then we can just use it.  I've done that for quagga long ago.  So
> "we need to munge for pkgsrc" and "upstream does not need changes" are
> not quite the same.  But it's different from "upstream has a bug and
> they'll definitely want this".

True. Perhaps the example was not good enough, or there really is no
reason to have pkgsrc-specific patches :)

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