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Question How to patch a package?

Discussion in 'Editor Workflows' started by mishakozlov74, Apr 27, 2022.

  1. mishakozlov74

    mishakozlov74

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    There are some packages that Unity has abandoned, like GraphTools Foundation Package for example.
    It's not compatible with actual Unity versions, but is easy to fix.

    The question is, what's the proper way to fix it? Because I can't just fix it in dependencies - Editor will revert my changes and there is no way to store this changes.

    I can think of posting fixed version on github, but I think I'll broke license agreement doing that.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. You can move the package source code from the
    /Library
    folder into the
    /Packages
    folder. It becomes embedded package. Your source changes will stay, in exchange, updates only possible manually.
    Yeah, don't do that, it is not allowed.
     
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  3. Baste

    Baste

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    An alternative approach to moving it to the package manager is to move it to an internally tracked repository, host that repo, and reference it from there.

    It's a lot more work than just copying it over to Packages/, but if you want your package to still have dependencies and versioning, it'll give you that. Verdaccio is what we use for that.
     
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