Subject: fixing ifdefs and big patches
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Tim Rightnour <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/28/1998 21:45:40
While porting a FreeBSD package from thier ports system to our pkg system
today, I ran into a ton of diffs that were clumped together into one massive
patch. I also ran into *heaps* of #ifdef __FreeBSD__ 's
Following my mantra of "never type anything more than once" I built a pair of
scripts. diffbreak.pl and fixif.pl
diffbreak.pl takes a single argument, which is a big "glob" patch. It then
breaks it down into patch-aa -ab etc etc. I usually cat patch-?? >patch then
run it, to keep it from clobbering other patches.
fixif.pl then runs against all the patch-?? files in the current directory, and
does a quick sed to replace #ifdef __FreeBSD__ and #ifndef's with the
appropriate __NetBSD__ and __FreeBSD__ checks. It makes very short work of an
otherwise tedious task.
Anyhow.. if anyone would like this, Its up on my web page at:
There may be a few bugs in it.. None that ive seen yet.. but If you find any..
please let me know, so I can fix them. Thanks.
Tim Rightnour - email@example.com