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Re: Experimental pkgsrc GIT repo for DragonFly users

From: Antonio Huete Jimenez <ahuete.devel@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 19:32:46 +0200

Hi all,

I also agree with Alex.
Maybe we should put more effort in fixing & submitting directly to
upstream, than in branching pkgsrc and having our own fixes in a
separate repo.

Antonio Huete
> While the idea of having a git mirror of pkgsrc is nice, I totally disagree
> with the idea of using it for local modifications.
> If we do that, we can just call it a fork directly and no need to call it
> pkgsrc anymore.
> Also, the solution to getting stuff working isn't keeping local
> modifications, but rather submitting the modifications to pkgsrc and even
> better, upstream, to the developers of the software themselves. I can
> already see how people get eager to fix stuff, put it in our own
> pkgsrc-branch, but completely forget about getting it fixed where it should
> be fixed, upstream and the real pkgsrc.
> While I understand it may take some time until these fixes reach pkgsrc, I
> think this is the (only) way to go about it. Also, I'm not familiar with how
> NetBSD takes care of pkgsrc, but I'm sure it could be possible to get some
> commit access to pkgsrc for someone of us and add our own patches when
> needed. This would significantly reduce the waiting time. Anyone with some
> experience with NetBSD <-> pkgsrc care to comment?
> Sincerely,
> Alex Hornung

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