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Re: per-topic patches

David Holland <> writes:

> I don't know what the answer is. Partly it's "the status quo isn't
> actually awful so nobody's all that motivated to work on it".

Part of the answer is that carrying patches in pkgsrc is mostly the
wrong thing.  Patches should be filed with upstream, and upstreams
should have fixed releases.  I realize that doesn't always work, but
pkgsrc is not doing well on the first half of the plan.

And, if there is a patch from someplace else, that should be a
PATCHFILE, not patches/patch-foo.

Overall, the effort to address this seems  really large compared to how
things would be if patches were filed upstream as our documented
procedures say they should be.

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