patch upgrade for port committers?

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jan 28 22:09:47 UTC 2010


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On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 13:16:43 -0800
Xin LI <delphij at delphij.net> wrote:

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> On 2010/01/28 11:46, Stephen Montgomery-Smith 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.
> 
> For patch to remove files one can specify -E;
> 
> I think ports committers are responsible to take care for
> adding/removing files.  It's advisable for committers to do 'portlint
> - -C' and a full 'port test' (porttools) run at minimum...

portlint -A 
and tinderbox testing
"at minimum"

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