"Unpacking" steps in profiles with patches

Jamie Bennett jamie at linuxuk.org
Sat Jul 3 13:55:41 PDT 2004

On Sat, 2004-07-03 at 21:17, Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> As I'm going through the BLFS profile merging in my local changes and 
> preferences, I've come across another thing that I'd like to change...
> I prefer to have any patches that are used for a package applied in the 
> "Unpacking" step, rather than in the "Installing" step. I know the end 
> result is the same, but it seems more logical to me. This way, the 
> "Unpacking" step results in a complete, ready-to-build source directory, 
> with all patches and/or other edits applied, and the "Installing" step 
> is just configuring, building, and actually installing.
> Does this make sense to anyone else? Anyone have a particular preference 
> for one way or the other?

Logical but the "unpacking" heading isn't very descriptive then. If
anything I personally would like to see a 

	cleaning up

layout. Add in the patching stage if its needed.

	--	Jamie
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