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Re: PERL5_PACKLIST and .orig files

On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 03:08:11PM +0700, Robert Elz wrote:
> My guess is that it is this way merely because NetBSD's patch defaults
> to keeping backup files, rather than not keeping them (a reasonable
> choice for how patch was originally used, in the 80's, but not so useful
> any more) and that no-one was ever really bothered enough to add the option
> to stop it.   After all, pkgsrc doesn't set the option to force te .orig
> files to be created if it is running on a system, that defaults to not
> creating them, does it?

We do set --suffix. You can disable the backup creation yourself by
providing an empty suffix. I don't like the change in the GNU default,
so I am opposed to adopting it...


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