How do you remove unneeded patch files?
erwin at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jul 24 19:58:46 UTC 2007
On Tue, Jul 24, 2007 at 02:41:04PM -0500, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> I'm working on a port upgrade. The existing port has a number of patch
> files in FILESDIR that are no longer needed. (The changes they made have
> been incorporated into the distro.) What's the appropriate way to submit
> those changes? Normally, a send-pr submission will contain the patches for
> existing port files. There is no patch for these. They need to be removed.
> I could do this: diff -Naur files/original_patch_file files/empty_file, but
> I don't know if that removes the file or simply replaces it with an empty
The result of using that patch would be an empty file. This is also
alright to submit it that way, but as a courtesy to the committer (and
also to make sure he doesn't forget) it would be good to mention in the
PR that file/xyz and files/abc should be removed completely.
Erwin Lansing http://droso.org
Security is like an onion. (o_ _o)
It's made up of several layers \\\_\ /_/// erwin at FreeBSD.org
And it makes you cry. <____) (____> erwin at aauug.dk
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