ports/91734: New port: security/bioapi
fli at shapeshifter.se
Sun Jan 15 12:40:09 UTC 2006
The following reply was made to PR ports/91734; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Fredrik Lindberg <fli at shapeshifter.se>
To: Sergey Matveychuk <sem at FreeBSD.org>
Cc: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: ports/91734: New port: security/bioapi
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 13:31:49 +0100
Sergey Matveychuk wrote:
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> Fredrik Lindberg wrote:
>>The original source contains ^M, they are intact in the shar archive but
>>probably got corrupted by send-pr.
>>I've attached a uuencoded version of the shar archive.
> Tabulations in Makefile looks bad, I'll fix them.
> I have two questions about the port.
> 1) Why so strict restriction: >= 6.0 to build? May be a problem may be
> fixed with USE_GCC=3.4?
I can't get it to compile on FreeBSD < 6.0, even using GCC 3.4.4.
The code quality of this library is quite bad so I guess it will
require even more patching to fix it.
> 2) If it's not official bioapi branch, may be it should be reflected in
> port name (with some suffix)?
Well, maybe. But this is the de-facto version people are using and it's
acctually the official version + alot of bugfixes only.
Even companies providing BSP modules (Biometric Service Providers, ie
biometric backends) are recommending the use of this version.
Hopefully the BioAPI Consortium will release a better 2.0 version soon.
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