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Re: PR/48126 CVS commit: pkgsrc/mk/gnu-config

The following reply was made to PR pkg/48126; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
Subject: Re: PR/48126 CVS commit: pkgsrc/mk/gnu-config
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:57:55 +0100

 On Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 02:20:00AM +0000, Alistair Crooks wrote:
 >  > Please revert this and get upstream to inclue this first. We should not
 >  > have any local modifications in this file.
 >  Actually, the reason we included these files in pkgsrc/mk is precisely
 >  so that we could make changes locally, without having to worry about
 >  upstream making the changesiin a timely manner for us.  Case in point
 >  was NetBSD/sh5 at the time, I believe.
 >  I don't see why we should rely on upstream for a pristine copy of
 >  this, as long as the changes themselves are sent upstream.
 It's a huge pain to diff the files on updates, so "ensure upstream has
 it" is by far the easiest approach to ensure that the next update will
 have the changes.

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