Third "RFC" on on pkg-data ideas for ports

Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at
Mon May 24 06:32:16 PDT 2004

On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 12:07:34AM -0400, Garance A Drosihn wrote:
>     c) [minor] in the pkg-data section for distinfo, I'd
>        like to change the format for each file from, eg:
>     MD5 (bash-2.05b.tar.gz) = 5238251b4926d778dfe162f6ce729733
>     SIZE (bash-2.05b.tar.gz) = 1956216
>        to
>     5238251b4926d778dfe162f6ce729733 1956216 bash-2.05b.tar.gz

Hmm, this is gonna be hard for possible usage of non-MD5 hashing schemes.
See NetBSD pkgsrc collection for examples.  I personally see nothing
wrong with current format of ``distinfo''.  It is readable, easily
extendible, and compact at the same time.  Plus, it's coherent with
md5(1) output.

> So it collapses most standard files into the pkg-data file, and
> collapses the patch-related files for a given port into files
> such as: ports/Patches/shells/patches-bash2.  This will not
Do you really need this ``patches-'' prefix here?  This way you spell
out ``[Pp]atches'' twice in a path.

Thanks for doing this.  Keep up a good work.


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