Best practices for meson wrapped subprojects with patches


wondering if anyone has recommendations on how to write a nix derivation for a project that is built with meson and that relies on wrapped subprojects with patches.

One approach i have seen so far consists in removing the wrap file, and replacing the corresponding directory (via a symlink) with a fetched package (e.g. from github). That seems to work, but then the project may be missing patches, and a which are defined under subprojects/packagefiles/..., which meson usually applies when “unwrapping” or processing the .wrap file.

I’m wondering how people handle this. I started to browse the nixpkgs repo, but have yet to find an example that deals with patches and missing files.


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+1 for this question,I am actually wondering the same thing.

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