Best way to submit a port upgrade
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Sun Apr 24 03:24:48 UTC 2016
> Background: I have created various ports, but I have never upgraded one
> to a new version (i.e. from a new distfile) before.
> I now have an upgrade to a new version of the port. I have:
> - Updated Makefile
> - Updated pkg-plist
> - Updated distinfo
> - New files in files/
> - New patches in files/
> I am slightly unsure how to submit this. The options seem to be:
> a) A recursive diff (I know about 'port diff').
> b) An svn diff
Both are fine.
> However, what about comments on each of my changes? Should there be
> annotation on what I have done, and how do I specify that in the PR?
There are two change types:
- those that you did to the port itself
Only if your changes to the port are fancy, it's necessary to explain
- those that upstream did to the new version
If you update from a.b to x.y and the upstream has a changelog,
please provide a link to that changelog. If there's no linkable
changelog, please provide a short block of text that explains
the changes from upstream.
If you put those changes in a comment field in the PR, that's very
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