"Unpacking" steps in profiles with patches

James Robertson jwrober at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Jul 3 13:33:56 PDT 2004

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?

+1.  That sounds logical.


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