Bug 249038 - Add note about patches *needing* to start with "patch-" to Porter's Handbook section 4.4.2
Summary: Add note about patches *needing* to start with "patch-" to Porter's Handbook ...
Status: In Progress
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: Fernando Apesteguía
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-08-31 18:47 UTC by PauAmma
Modified: 2021-01-21 13:19 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description PauAmma freebsd_triage 2020-08-31 18:47:52 UTC
As discussed in IRC, a note to the effect that patch files not starting with "patch-" will be ignored would alleviate frustration in people who just want to port a few things they need and go on with their main task of using them.
Comment 1 phryk-ports 2020-08-31 19:00:17 UTC
As the frustrated person in question, I very much +1 this issue.

Also, it would be nice to add a link to https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/book.html to the landing page of the porters' handbook, as it is *very* handy for looking things up (just ctrl+f over the whole book).

Before PauAmma directed me to it, I didn't even know it existed. Could've saved me a few hours of confused clicking and skimming through the handbook, trying to find where THAT ONE THING I NEED RIGHT NOW™ was documented. :P
Comment 2 PauAmma freebsd_triage 2020-08-31 20:26:06 UTC
(In reply to phryk from comment #1)

Re the latter, see https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=244538 .
Comment 3 Fernando Apesteguía freebsd_committer 2021-01-21 06:46:27 UTC
While here, we should add that EXTRA_PATCHES should not start with patch-*

Otherwise it will be unconditionally applied (the name starts with patch-). Then in the Makefile if the condition for the EXTRA_PATCHES is met, it will be tried again, failing in doing so.
Comment 4 Fernando Apesteguía freebsd_committer 2021-01-21 13:19:41 UTC