You decide!

Archaic archaic at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Mar 26 12:41:01 PST 2005


On Sat, Mar 26, 2005 at 10:13:38AM -0600, Randy McMurchy wrote:
> 
> Let me know if you want me to commit the Expect -2 patch to the
> LFS repo.

Matt and Randy, it seems to me the best policy would be "No *need* to
rediff".

However, if someone (Randy) goes and does it because he just wants to,
then I think the policy should be "Slap the old patch headers onto the
new patch and submit". I don't think the "Author" field should be
changed just because someone fixed some fuzz, though.

ISTM that the policy was instated as an answer to why there is fuzz, but
there is also a slight bit more maintanence to creating a new one and
updating the books. Therefore, if an LFS/BLFS/HLFS developer rediffs a
patch, *and* is willing to update all the references, *and* leaves the
old patch in the repo, then I don't see a problem. The reason for
leaving the old one around is because Matt is probably the only person
with write access to every single book repo, so the person who rediffed
can't update all the books.

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