DPS Initial Ideas

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sun May 13 20:07:25 UTC 2007

On Sun, May 13, 2007 at 06:25:19PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Matthew Seaman wrote:
> > Extra whitespace I can fix for you -- it's just the COMMENT field which
> > is affected IIRC.  I just copy the string exactly as shown in the port's
> > Makefile.  make index collapses multiple whitespace to single.  As you say,
> > cosmetic.  Also I get the sorting 'for free' by using the properties
> > of BDB btrees.  Unfortunately it disagrees somewhat with the collation
> > order generated by sort.
> Here's the result of crunching multiple spaces in the COMMENT fields:

> This is after running the generated INDEX files through:
>    cut -d '|' -f 1,4 INDEX
> Mostly it's the standard 'two spaces after a full stop', but there are a
> number of what look to me like mistakes.  I can't parse that mosex entry
> at all..

COMMENT=        Mozex allows users of ${GEKO} to use external programs for mail, news, etc.

It's supposed to be ${GECKO} I guess...it's another variant that will
change when the user (or a port) changes the value of that variable.


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