cygport: allow patch files to omit PN-PV-PR?

Ken Brown
Sun Sep 9 21:12:00 GMT 2012

On 9/9/2012 3:36 PM, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> On Sun, 2012-09-09 at 11:55 -0400, Ken Brown wrote:
>> I like the most recent cygport change in Git that allows one to omit
>> PN-PV-PR from .cygport file names.  Have you thought about doing
>> something similar for the .src.patch and .cygwin.patch files?  The
>> advantage would be the avoidance of file renames, as with the .cygport
>> change.
> Not really, because I don't recommend maintaining patches in the form
> of .src.patch and .cygwin.patch.  After making code patches, I copy
> the .src.patch into one or more patches with appropriate names, which I
> then add to PATCH_URI and keep in version control.  As
> for .cygwin.patch, with automatic setup.hint generation and no need for
> Cygwin READMEs, there isn't much of a need for CYGWIN-PATCHES anymore.

A lot of package maintainers are still using Cygwin READMEs.  I use one 
for emacs, for instance, partially out of inertia, but also so that I 
can give Cygwin-specific usage notes.  But I guess there's no reason to 
use CYGWIN-PATCHES for this; I could add it to SRC_URI instead.

Of the many packages that you maintain, there must be some for which 
there's a good reason to have a Cygwin README.  How do you handle that?


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