makepatch, update-patches, patchtool

Christian Weisgerber naddy at
Sat Nov 1 21:08:13 UTC 2014

We have (at least) three helpers in the ports tree for creating and
updating patch-* files:

* makepatch target, self-contained

* update-patches target, calls Tools/scripts/update-patches
  (originally taken from OpenBSD but not synced in a long time)

* patchtool

Is it time to trim some of those?  I'm under the impression that
"makepatch" is currently the favored one.  Any reason to keep the

Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                          naddy at

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