Where is FreeBSD going?
kris at obsecurity.org
Thu Jan 8 16:36:35 PST 2004
On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 06:36:42PM +0100, Roman Neuhauser wrote:
> # kris at obsecurity.org / 2004-01-07 23:17:31 -0800:
> > On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 09:08:38PM +0100, Roman Neuhauser wrote:
> > > The ports freeze seems to last too long with recent releses. Or
> > > maybe it's just I've gotten more involved, but out of the last four
> > > months (2003/09/07-today), ports tree has been completely open
> > > for whopping 28 days.
> > That might be technically true, but it's misleading and doesn't
> > support the point you're trying to make. During this period the ports
> > collection has only been frozen for a couple of weeks, and the
> > majority of commit activities were not restricted for the rest of the
> > period in question.
> That might be technically true, but the precise semantics of
> "(semi-)freeze" aren't as widely known as you seem to think.
> E. g. yesterday or today I received an email from a committer in
> response to my two mails to ports@ (the first urging a repocopy
> requested in a PR some time ago, the other retracting the request
> because of the freeze) saying (paraphrased) "to my surprise I was
> told repocopies are allowed during freeze". Some people just prefer
> to err on the safe side.
Repo-copies are not allowed during the freeze, but are any other time.
> > > Porter's handbook, and FDP Primer, while valuable (esp. the former)
> > > leave many questions unanswered. (I'm not going to further this
> > > rant, but will gladly provide feedback to anyone who asks.)
> > I would have thought the procedure to rectify this would be obvious:
> The procedure really is obvious, but there's only so much time in a
> Also, I would have thought the Porter's handbook would e. g. contain
> info on preventing installation of .la files (I gathered from the
> ports@ list that they shouldn't be installed), isn't this lack quite
No, please raise this on the ports list.
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