Anyone mind to host an optional patch for a new port?

Erwin Lansing erwin at
Sun May 23 01:18:32 PDT 2004

On Sun, May 23, 2004 at 03:31:52AM -0400, Christopher Nehren wrote:
> I'm currently working on making a port of PLP ( and
> I have an optional, experimental patch that allows PLP to work with
> mod_perl 2.x via its compatibility interface. Due to the highly
> experimental nature of the patch, I don't want to include it as a
> standard patch and want it to be specified as optional. From my
> understanding of and from glancing at other ports
> (mutt-devel helped me a lot), it appears that such patches need to be
> retrieved from a remote site. I don't have the resources with which to
> host this patch, so does anyone volunteer to host it? Or is there some
> convenient port magic that I've missed that would allow me to store it
> in files/ (which makes more sense to me, anyway -- obviates the
> possibility of the patch going bye-bye when a server goes offline) ?
> Thanks to anyone in advance, whether you offer a home for my patch or a
> workaround.
You can just put it in files/ with a name that doesn't start with patch-
and use EXTRA_PATCHES. Have a look at how e.g. textproc/p5-Text-RecordParser
does it.

Good luck,

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