Problem with patchfiles (same name for different versions)

N_Ox n.oxyde at
Mon Sep 3 07:01:54 PDT 2007

Le 3 sept. 07 à 15:29, Anders F Björklund a écrit :

> Vincent Lefevre wrote:
>> The problem is that patches are not stored in a subdirectory that
>> depends on the version. So, there is a clash if I want to declare
>> patch01 as a new patchfile for mpfr-2.3.0. What is the recommended
>> solution?
> Usually the patch files are overwritten along with the Portfile.
> So you have one set of Portfile + files for each version/release.
> And when you add the new distfile for the new version of the port,
> the old distfile is removed at the same time (usually same commit)
> If one wants to dig up old versions/releases, then SVN is used...
> (it can be archived into a portpkg or source package if so desired)
> --anders

I think he's talking about patches fetched from remote sources.

Anthony Ramine, the infamous MacPorts Trac slave.
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