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From Pedro Giffuni <>
Subject Re: handling of ext_sources - Juergen's suggestion [was: Re: A systematic approach to IP review?]
Date Fri, 30 Sep 2011 22:28:02 GMT

--- On Fri, 9/30/11, Mathias Bauer <> wrote:

> I'm not against unpacking the tarballs and applying the
> patches, but we should keep the patches somewhere so that
> updates could be done with the same effort as today.
This could fly.

I like having the patches around. I would only request
that GNU patch is not a requirement to build the OO.

Just for reference, FreeBSD's base has contrib area
(part of the release)
and a vendor area which is an intermediate step:
(not part of the release)

> Another advantage of unpacking the tarballs: the patches
> will become *real* patches that just contain changes of
> the original source code.

I definitely like that, yes.

Another thing is: we have to teach GNU configure to skip
building stuff when an installed binary package of the
same thing is available.


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