[Fedora-packaging] NewPackageProcess, comment on Patch0 vs Patch

Tom 'spot' Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Fri Mar 4 21:08:51 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-03-04 at 21:38 +0100, Michael Schwendt wrote:

>What is the rationale?
>Patch: foo.patch
>Patch1: bar.patch
># ...
>%patch -p1 -b .foo
>%patch1 -p1 -b .bar
>work just fine. 'Patch' == 'Patch0' is true.

It's stylistic. 

I think %patch0 is cleaner than %patch, and won't confuse new packagers
who can assume that they can just do:

Patch: foo
Patch: bar

%patch -p1

And to be honest, the NewPackageProcess apparently got created while I
was asleep, from my "ExtrasPackageChecklist", which I wrote not as a
standard, but as a cheat sheet for me. Don't assume it's a standards
document worth following (yet).

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