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Re: On updating Lua

On Thu, Sep 01, 2016 at 01:59:49PM +0200, Marc Balmer wrote:
 > Lourival, Guilherme
 > (CCing tech-userlevel@)
 > In the past we updated Lua by doing a vendor import and reapplying
 > our patches.  It's doable, but as you have seen, cvs makes that
 > stuff not strictly easy...
 > Furthermore I think that we always lack behind, Lua 5.3.3 with 3
 > bug fixes applied would be current.
 > Would it speed up thinks if we just applied the diffs from PUC Rio
 > and commiting them, leaving out the vendor import dance?  Would
 > that have any negative side effects?  What do others on
 > tech-userlevel think?

If you do it wrong, it just makes it that much harder the next time.
There are reasons for all these "dances".

David A. Holland

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