[aur-general] AUR and patches

Sven-Hendrik Haase sh at lutzhaase.com
Fri Jul 10 08:43:23 EDT 2009

On 10.07.2009 13:27, Felix wrote:
> Hi all,
> what is the policy or recommendation for applying patches to upstream
> sources? 
> For a standard package that is listed as such (ie. not a
> patched version) then I assume the only patches applied are those to
> make it compile and install. If I were to add some patches that enhanced
> the functionality then I would create a new package in AUR that stated
> that. Does that sound reasonable?
> -felix
Hi Felix,

you assumed correctly.
But as always, if upstream is broken, a package based workaround should
only be temporary and you should always try to fix it upstream!
In fact, if fixing upstream is faster and the release cycle is quick,
always try to fix it there first.

-- Sven-Hendrik

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