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Re: [ITP] Midnight Commander 4.5.55
You're right since the last time I did a "method 1" package the
suggestions did change... and I didn't notice it.
I was following method one for packaging the sources - it seemed to
me, that the preferred place to store the patch is the root and not
CYGWIN-PATCHES. This patch is actually used ONLY to remove the
CYGWIN-PATCHES dir and its contents. I haven't done any cygwin
Originally I was for method 1 but then Charles Wilson (if I remember
well) convinced me that method two can be better in the way that it uses
original package exactly as is and the patch is external and IMHO easier
It was easier for me to package it this way :) If method two is
preferred I'll repackage the source that way.
This added to the fact that having a script that creates automatically
source and binary packages simplifies instructions to rebuild it in the
README and facilitates following versions, once the .sh is already
"customized" for the package and rarely needs adjusting (as it reads the
version and release from its name itself).
But as I said this is entirely a personal preference, method one is
perfectly OK and used by many cygwin developers.
Then we're sort of colleagues (or maybe opponent) as one of my addresses
is firstname.lastname@example.org 0=)
LL> Are you italian? Uhm.. form the email seems not.
Nope :) I work/live in Italy though :)
Lapo 'Raist' Luchini
email@example.com (PGP & X.509 keys available)
http://www.lapo.it (ICQ UIN: 529796)