Third "RFC" on on pkg-data ideas for ports
Garance A Drosihn
drosih at rpi.edu
Mon May 24 08:41:40 PDT 2004
At 5:26 PM +0200 5/24/04, Nicolas Rachinsky wrote:
>* Garance A Drosihn <drosih at rpi.edu> [2004-05-24 00:07 -0400]:
>> The third proposal is basically:
>> a) move most "standard" files into a new pkg-data
>> file, as described in previous proposals, except
>> for pkg-descr and "patch" files.
>> b) create a new directory at the root directory of
>> the ports collection. That directory would be
>> called "Patches", and inside would be a directory
>> for each category. Inside each Patches/category
>> directory would be a single-file for each port
>> in that category, where that single-file would
>> have all the "ports-collection patches" for the
>> matching port.
>I hoep I haven't missed something obvious, but what about local
>patches and Makefile.local? Will they continue to work?
Makefile.local should work as well as it currently does.
I do agree that whatever is done, any major changes will have to
continue to support local patches. We haven't written any of the
patch-processing code yet so I can't say this is implemented,
but it is an item on our checklist of things we must do.
Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer or gad at freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or drosih at rpi.edu
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