HEADS UP: MAJOR changes to the ports system
kline at thought.org
Wed Feb 4 11:24:33 PST 2004
On Wed, Feb 04, 2004 at 03:31:32AM -0500, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-02-04 at 03:22, Julian Elischer wrote:
> > On Wed, 4 Feb 2004, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> > > Sorry for the wide distribution, but it is critical that -CURRENT users
> > > hear this. Two _MAJOR_ changes just went in to the ports tree that are
> > > bound to cause some pain to -CURRENT users.
> > >
> > I'm glad to hear about this and I wouldn't mind hearing regularly about
> > major events over in the ports tree.
> I've started doing this. The full summary was sent to ports@ and
> ports-developers@, plus I added a copy to /usr/ports/CHANGES. This is
> now the second major ports update I've summarized. Once the archives
> get back up to speed, you should be able to see my previous summary.
A quick comment and question re the ports tree.
Since the ./distinfo file began listing the "SIZE="
line, my portupgrade scripts (and fetch) have broken
when I upgrade. I'm running 4.7PRE and 4.8PRE. (I'm
trying to floppy install 5.2-RELEASE, as well.)
Do I need to get a new version of fetch? Hand-deleting
the SIZE line in the ./distinfo file is a temp
workaround; is there a better way? ...I must have
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
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