[jorg.schaible@db.com: Setup and zlib, libpng]

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@yahoo.com
Mon May 15 10:42:00 GMT 2000

--- Chris Faylor <cgf@cygnus.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 15, 2000 at 12:49:35PM -0400, Charles S. Wilson wrote:
> >Those are patches necessary to rebuild from source.  They should not be
> >downloaded by setup.exe at all, but should be available in the same
> >place the source is.  Alternatively, the -src.tar.gz packages could be
> >(a) customized; that is, already have the patch applied, or (b) contain
> >the patch as well, as a separate file in the unpacked <SRCDIR>.
> Ok.  We should decide on a standard.  None of the other directories in
> latest have anything like this and setup.exe can't deal with it now.
> I don't know if there are enough people on this list to reach a consensus
> on this.  I guess my preference would be to have one -src file which
> contained a patch.

Since the other packages already set the precedence I think that the
-src.tar.gz file should have the patch already applied.  The diff file, if
supplied, could then be applied in reverse mode to obtain the original source. 
However, IMO, the supplied diff file could become quickly obsolete with
multiple patches.  So, IDT that the diff file is a commodity that should be
given; i.e.: IDT, the diff file should be included.


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