Subject: Re: importing from another BSD
To: None <>
From: Rui Paulo <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/07/2006 20:59:20
Iain Hibbert <> writes:

> On Tue, 7 Mar 2006, Rui Paulo wrote:
>> Iain Hibbert <> writes:
>> > FreeBSD source does not always follow our share/misc/style - is this
>> > important for imported userland software?
>> Yes, it is. :-)
> Hm, this could mean a bunch of non essential changes (that they might not
> want to have returned) will have to see how much I need to do for
> that.


>> > When arranging this for import, do I need to arrange that the import goes
>> > in stages so that my changes are extractable?
>> Depends.
>> If there's a lot of shared code you can make your file look like:
>> #ifdef __FreeBSD__
> I wasnt going quite that far, was thinking rather that in the CVS
> repository, there would be
> v1.1		->direct from FreeBSD
> v1.2		->add NetBSD rcsid
> v1.3		->style changes
> v1.4		->functional changes
> so that in future it should be easy to see what has been done rather than
> sharing a switcheroo codebase directly, there are not that many functional
> changes necessary, in fact some of the inconsistencies I removed last week
> and may yet go a bit further..

So, do you realize you are approaching cvs import ? :-)
If we are going to update from FreeBSD in the future again, cvs import
is the way to go.

  Rui Paulo			<rpaulo@{NetBSD{,-PT}.org,}>