Optional patching

Wesley Shields wxs at atarininja.org
Wed Dec 19 11:07:47 PST 2007

On Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 01:03:23PM -0600, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On Wednesday, December 19, 2007 16:59:37 +0100 Pietro Cerutti 
> <gahr at gahr.ch> wrote:
>> Paul Schmehl wrote:
>>> Is there a way to include a patch as an option to a port?  I maintain
>>> the security/barnyard port.  There's a patch that is necessary for
>>> barnyard to work correctly on a 64bit system.  I'm wondering if I can
>>> use OPTIONS to make this patch optional if the system is 64 bit, but I'm
>>> not sure what the syntax would be inside the if statement.
>>> .if defined(WITH_64BIT)
>>> do-patch: patchname
>>> .endif
>> I would do something like (please check the list of 64 bits platforms)
>> .if ${ARCH} == "amd64" || ${ARCH} == "ia64" || ${ARCH} == "sparc64"
>> # apply the patch here
>> .endif
>>> I assume the patch would have to be in the filesdir but could not be
>>> named "patch-foo" or it would always be applied, correct?
>> Please check the reply from pav@ for this ;-)
> That brings up an interesting question.  Which would be the preferred 
> method? To use an OPTION knob?  Or simply apply the patch if the arch 
> matches?  I'm thinking the latter.  I've tested the former method, and it 
> works fine.   Does it matter which method I use?

I don't think it matters really, but is probably a matter of personal
preference.  The only problem with using an option that I see is that if
the user has no idea if (s)he is on a 64bit platform and turns the
option off.  It's for this reason I'd suggest using the .if ${ARCH}

-- WXS

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