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Re: [PATCH] ham/chirp update

Paul Ripke <> writes:

> Just been mucking with some radios and CHIRP, and noticed our pkgsrc
> version is rather old. Attached patch bumps it to the latest
> chirp-daily. Not sure if I got everything right, but I've managed
> to program a couple of radios successfully.

As a rule pkgsrc packages releases.  I realize that some upstreams are
broken in that they don't make releases even when they tell everyone not
to use the release because it is too old.  So we are not 100% on don't
do that.  But it would be nice to have an upstream bug about not having
a release to point to.  (This is just an example of the general
principle in pkgsrc that upstream problems should be fixed upstream, and
if we have workarounds, we should be clear and readers of the pkgsrc
bits should be clear that what we have is a workaround for upstream

I am in general much more comfortable having a 2nd package that is
tracking the latest development branch, than updating the main one.  But
in this case that may be tilting at windmills.

We often call these things -devel, to say what they are semantically, vs
how we get them (daily snapshots, git, svn, etc.).

Are you willing to add this to wip?  It is much easier for me to deal
with updates/new pacakges in wip, because it skips the
unpacking/etc. step and multiple people can make tweaks.
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