ports/www is too full
jeffgaofreebsd at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 12:40:11 PDT 2004
I agree this. If we have a powerful search utility instead of the
simple "make search", it doesn't matter how large the directories are.
On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 12:33:48 -0400, Mike Edenfield <kutulu at kutulu.org> wrote:
> Benjamin Lutz wrote:
> > Reading between the lines, the problem you're having is that the ports
> > aren't well enough categorized at the moment. How about borrowing an idea
> > from some of the knowledge databases, and using keywords to mark ports?
> > Eg, instead of creating a www-server category, the apache port could be
> > marked "server www". linux-opera could be market "binary browser client
> > linux www" or something like that.
> FreeBSD already has "virtual" categories -- categories that aren't used
> to physically sort the ports. For example, devel/tcl84/Makefile has:
> CATEGORIES= lang tcl84
> tcl84 isn't a real folders, but it's listed in a number of port's
> $ make search key=tcl84 | grep "Port:" | wc -l
> One thing I don't see is a way to search or sort by category, but I
> admit to not having looking very hard.
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