www/libwww and SSL

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at FreeBSD.org
Fri Dec 29 13:26:59 PST 2006

On Fri, Dec 29, 2006 at 01:58:41PM -0600, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On December 29, 2006 11:09:54 AM -0800 Jeremy Chadwick 
> <koitsu at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> >
> >The current maintainer of this port is... no one!  :-)  Which means,
> >if you could submit a patch, that'd be great.
> >
> >Keep in mind that the change involved will require more than just a
> >simple Makefile tweak.  You will also need to update pkg-plist to
> >keep track of the extra libraries installed, any extra documentation,
> >or utilities as a result of --with-ssl.  Since there's a shared
> >library involved, you should also use USE_LDCONFIG=yes to update
> >the ld.so cache.
> Is a patch really necessary?  The port was created in 1996.  There's been 
> no further development of the software since 12 Jun, 2002.  This is 
> apparently the first time someone has even noticed the lack of an option 
> to include a make arg for ssl.  It seems that a one-off request is hardly 
> reason to update the port.
> If someone wants to port sipX, then libwww would have to be built with 
> ssl, but I doubt that should be the default anyway.  If it should, it 
> would certainly take some testing to see what effect it had all the other 
> ports for which it is a dependency (which is quite a few, I believe.)

Am I reading this correctly?  You *don't* want www/libwww updated
to support WITH_SSL because it's a "one-off request" involving an
upstream port dependancy?  (re: sipX)

I just want to make sure I'm reading this correctly.

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