[aur-general] AUR and patches

taptaptap dödödö djszapi2 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 10:25:06 EDT 2009

Hello Felix!

I've added a small patch to vimgdb patch to vim.
This was because vimgdb patch wasn't maintained for the new vim version.
irst of all i've posted this to the vimgdb patch authors.

And of course i've added it to my aur package too :)

Laszlo Papp

2009/7/10 Sven-Hendrik Haase <sh at lutzhaase.com>

> 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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