Guestion about base

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at
Tue Feb 15 11:30:59 PST 2005

On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 12:24:15 -0600, Paul Schmehl <pauls at> wrote:
> I worked on a new port submission for security/base, which is a replacement
> for security/acid.  It's since been handed off to someone who had actually
> submitted a port before I did.
> Yesterday I noticed that there were two base-*.tar.gz files in
> /usr/ports/distfiles on the machine I used for development:
> base-1.0.1.tar.gz is the distro for the base I was working on.
> base-2.3.0.tar.gz is the distro for devel/p5-base.
> If security/base gets accepted in the ports tree, is this going to create a
> potential conflict with devel/p5-base?  What would happen if both distros
> had the save major and minor version numbers?  Would one get renamed?  Or
> would it stomp all over the other one?
It could create a conflict when the major and minor versions are the
same for both ports.  We solve these problems by adding "DIST_SUBDIR="
to the Makefile for the port.  This causes the fetch and extract
targets to place/get the file from ${DISTDIR}/${DIST_SUBDIR}.


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