files/patch-* pathname separators (was Re: cvs commit:
ports/games Makefile ...)
danfe at nsu.ru
Wed Apr 21 02:54:18 PDT 2004
On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 09:40:50AM +0000, Eivind Eklund wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 01:09:03PM -0700, David O'Brien wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 06:08:10PM +0700, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
> > > While particular choice for a separator is arguable, the general scheme
> > > for patch-files is not, right? FWIW, that was my point, not `::' vs.
> > > whatever.
> > >
> > > As a side note, I don't really see any problem with `::' or `-'.
> > 1. Bash escapes it so it actually becomes 4 characters.
> > This should not be takeing lightly -- people bitched about '%' in
> > patch names and they were all changed because its a magic charter for
> > Perforce and Perforce users could be bothered to escape it.
> > 2. With the file name lenths of some of our patches (greater than 80
> > chars) two characters, when one will do, is annoying.
> If nobody objects, I'll add the following patch to the porters handbook
> to avoid profileration.
Good idea. Please suggest some evil-less chars (like `+') for
separators, and (*begging*) discourage porters from using ``patch-xx''
scheme, and commit your patch!
> Index: book.sgml
> RCS file: /home/dcvs/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/book.sgml,v
> retrieving revision 1.400
> diff -u -r1.400 book.sgml
> --- book.sgml 16 Apr 2004 15:05:32 -0000 1.400
> +++ book.sgml 21 Apr 2004 09:38:25 -0000
> @@ -617,7 +617,10 @@
> first, <literal>ab</literal> second and so on. If you wish,
> you can use names that indicate the pathnames of the files that
> are patched, such as <filename>patch-Imakefile</filename> or
> - <filename>patch-src-config.h</filename>. These files should
> + <filename>patch-src-config.h</filename>. Due to issues with
> + escaping in <command>bash</command> and <command>Perforce</command>,
> + you should avoid using :: or % as separator in the patch filename.
> + The files should
> be stored in <makevar>PATCHDIR</makevar>, from where they will be
> automatically applied. All patches should be relative to
> <makevar>WRKSRC</makevar> (generally the directory your port's
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