[MacPorts] #14799: reduce 'port lint' pedantry

MacPorts trac at macosforge.org
Fri May 2 01:27:51 PDT 2008

#14799: reduce 'port lint' pedantry
  Reporter:  ricci at macports.org  |       Owner:  jmpp at macports.org 
      Type:  defect              |      Status:  new               
  Priority:  Normal              |   Milestone:  MacPorts base bugs
 Component:  base                |     Version:  1.7.0             
Resolution:                      |    Keywords:                    
Changes (by jmpp at macports.org):

  * component:  ports => base


 As I said in my latest post to the dev list, we should:

 "not advise on patchfile naming in any way (either if that's patch-*.diff,
 patch-*, *.diff or *.patch) at the lint level. From the very beginning
 this was only a suggestion that most of us agreed on, so we can still keep
 it in the guide and elsewhere as such, a suggestion; but it was just that,
 a suggestion, so I really don't think we have any business annoying a
 maintainer who, after reading the guide and what-not, has still chosen to
 name his patches in whatever other way. So my take on this particular
 issue is that we should remove all patch naming checks from lint, and as a
 direct result any [file exists foo] checks, which would instantly resolve
 Bill's comments here."

 So lets wait a little while in case I have to deal with any flames on the
 list, but otherwise I'd consider the non-recursive nature of the checkouts
 and no resulting access to patchfiles a non-issue.


Ticket URL: <http://trac.macosforge.org/projects/macports/ticket/14799#comment:6>
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