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Re: When should one send a PR and when not?

On Tue, 6 Oct 2020 at 14:36, Greg Troxel <> wrote:
> So if a package doesn't build on your OS, first get the upstream source,
> and follow the upstream build insructions, and build it.  If it doesn't
> work, file an issue with the upstream, not pkgsrc.

This is what I do most of the time and usually the package builds
fine. The problem with this is, at least for me, that there's a whole
host of customisation in pkgsrc, that sometimes I'm tempted just to
make my own package from scratch, but that wouldn't be good for the
[NetBSD-centric] pkgsrc ecosystem. (Incidentally, this is what I did
with Abiword a few years ago and that ended up replacing the former
package in pkgsrc "proper")

Ottavio Caruso

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