Second "RFC" on pkg-data idea for ports

Garance A Drosihn drosih at
Tue Apr 13 09:55:14 PDT 2004

At 2:47 PM +0200 4/13/04, Nicolas Rachinsky wrote:
>* 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).

This is true.  I will make sure that we would continue to support
that ability.  I think it would be better to make it more explicit
that those files are "local patches".  For instance, we could pick
up any files that are found in portname/localfiles/patches-*

I have not thought about that too much yet, but I can see it
is something that the pkg-data project would need to support.

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad at
Senior Systems Programmer           or  gad at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih at

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