Howdy. Per a conversation I had with dsd_ on #gentoo-kernel, I'm submitting this request. I'd like to see the patchset associated with a particular ebuild installed either into /usr/share/doc/<kernel>/README or similar file, or in a file "README.gentoo" in /usr/src/<kernel>/Documentation, or other, appropriate location.
Right now, to find the actual patchset descriptions, I either have to:
* Untar the genpatches-* patchset from my distdir, and read 0000_README.
* Wade through Gentoo's CVS and hope I'm in the right place.
* Go to IRC to find out that http://dev.gentoo.org/~dsd/genpatches/ is not the place to go anymore. ;)
* Sign up and monitor the gentoo-kernel mailing list.
This isn't the best method for a user, as it unnecessary obfuscates the contents of the patchset.
dsd_ asked me to assign this bug to kernel-misc. I hope I do the right thing to make that happen, but please adjust this bug so that it goes to the right folks. Thanks.
Created attachment 345402 [details]
This patch will be part of a series of patches that will be sent to the mailing lists and committed all at once to the tree in the near future.
17 Apr 2013; Tom Wijsman <TomWij@gentoo.org> kernel-2.eclass:
Added a warning after the variables that modifying other variables in
the eclass is not supported, there is a chance that we will not fix
resulting bugs. Fixes bug #421721.
Clarify the default DESCRIPTION and make it not use versions, a
directory with ebuilds that inherit this eclass may contain multiple
versions and we also don't want to give the impression that a new
directory needs to made if that's not the case. Fixes bug #445110.
Clarified which patch depths are used in the normal output and error
output when applying patches. Fixes bug #436402.
Made sure .tmp_gas_check is created inside the temp folder, it
accidentally created temp.tmp_gas_check instead. Fixes bug #336732.
Make UNIPATCH_DOCS work again, install 0000_README document when
using genpatches. Fixes bug #301478.