Second "RFC" on pkg-data idea for ports

Nicolas Rachinsky list at
Tue Apr 13 05:47:44 PDT 2004

* Garance A Drosihn <drosih at> [2004-04-12 23:40 -0400]:
> subset of the idea.  For instance, we might start out by just
> collapsing the distinfo, pkg-plist, and "files/patches-*" files
> into a pkg-data file, and leave the other files for some later
> project.

Right now it's quite easy to throw local patches just into the files
directory without getting any problems with cvs (no conflicts). You
can even use symlinks (I do), so you won't delete your patches if you
forget to store them anywhere else if you recreate your ports tree
(after messing it up for example).


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