questions about creating new ports
linimon at lonesome.com
Tue Nov 11 20:03:33 UTC 2003
OK, I have some new ports that I'm looking at and I don't think
the answers are in the handbook, or if they are, I'm not totally
sure they are up to date with current practice.
1. portlint seems to take exception to dash embedded in portnames.
Is this just an attempt to get people not to encode too much version
information into portnames, or is this (currently common) practice
now deprecated in favor of underbar?
2. I find that several databases I've tried installing on this machine
have created directories such as /usr/local/<databasename>. Is
this practice now deprecated as well, in favor of splitting the files
into bin/, etc/, ...; or is there an exception for certain ports?
3. For ports named similarly in two categories, for which the ports
are completely unrelated, does the portname of one of them
need to be changed to prefix_portname? e.g. foo/bar and baz/bar,
where the portnames are just coincidental, does a new port baz/bar
need to be baz_bar? If so, only in the portname, or also in the
ports directory hierarchy?
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