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