patch upgrade for port committers?

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at
Thu Jan 28 20:44:46 UTC 2010

On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 13:46:16 -0600
Stephen Montgomery-Smith <stephen at> wrote:

> When an update to a port is committed, it is likely to contain
> (a)  lines like "Only in xxxx: yyyy"
> or (b) patches that are created against empty files using the "-N" 
> option for diff.
> Cannot "patch" honor these cases?  As a port maintainer, I have been 
> caught quite a few times by committers not adding or removing files
> from the "files" directory in a port.

No, what happens is that when new files are created by
'patch < something.diff' one had to 
'cvs add path/to/file'
and one sometimes forgets.

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