patches vs sed
gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Sep 28 13:52:47 PDT 2002
On September 21, 2002 12:26 am, Greg Schafer wrote:
> Simple seds are fine.
> Complex seds should be replaced with patches.
I fully agree. I rather see a man patch than this sed (a note is in Bugzilla
now). The reason sed's show up so easily is because they are so much easier
to integrate in the book. Adding a new package (or patch - same procedure) is
a very bothersome procedure at the moment. It's not difficult, it's just a
royal pain in the *ss to do it properly. It doesn't help that nothing when it
comes to editing the LFS-book is automated, so there are all kinds of xml
files to edit and new files to be created.
And, no don't bother coming up with ideas to make it easier. It'll get done
eventually we just need a lot more time to make all those kind of changes.
It'll be a while before we have that kind of time.
So it seems the current method of fixing something kinda goes like this:
* Add a sed since it'll at least fix the problem the speediest way
* Then when we have a bit more time we'll create a patch, add it, create a new
lfs-packages tarball and so on.
Not the kind of procedure I prefer, but time contraints kind of force this
upon us sometimes.
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