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Re: per-topic patches

pin <> writes:

> ------- Original Message -------
> On Monday, June 20th, 2022 at 11:47 AM, Greg Troxel <> wrote:
>> 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.
> True, but there are certain patches that are just unacceptable upstream.
> For example, a patch that switches off some unwanted feature at our end but doesn't make sense to switch-off in the more general context.

That should be a a patch to add a --disable-foo switch, and then we can
use it.

> In such cases, I think it should be acceptable to carry the patches in pkgsrc, or am I wrong?

Yes, we can carry patches that upstream has rejected, or for packages
with non-functioning upstreams (as noted in DESCR).  But I think that's
a minority of our patches.

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