cygport: Adding arbitrary files to the src package

Yaakov (Cygwin/X)
Mon May 7 14:43:00 GMT 2012

On 2012-05-07 05:33, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> assuming I'd like to add some arbitrary files to the source package, so
> that the -src package looks like this:
>    foo-3.4.5.tar.bz2
>    foo-3.4.5-1.cygport
>    foo-3.4.5-1.cygwin.patch
>    foo-3.4.5-1.src.patch
>    arbitrary-file-1
>    arbitrary-file-2
> The idea here is that the files are neither part of the sources, nor do
> I want the files to be part of the patches since they aren't patches.
> They are just some files which should show up in the source package for
> some dubious reason of my own.

If they are not compressed files, you can add them to SRC_URI and they 
will be copied into $S during unpack.  If you need them elsewhere, and 
they are text, copy them into $S after unpacking and they should end up 
in your .src.patch, which you can rename and add to PATCH_URI for future 
use.  (Just include a patch to some existing file in order to "anchor" 
the patch.)

As always, if you could specify the actual package and .cygport you are 
trying to build, I may be able to find other solutions.


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