split the quagga ports to remove unstable patches from quagga
sem at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jun 26 16:38:49 UTC 2008
Wesley Shields wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 08:38:00AM -0700, Jo Rhett wrote:
>> The current maintainer has indicated that he is holding up the quagga
>> 0.99.10 port until an unknown time when the TCP MD5 checksum patches
>> are again working in the tree. I don't think that this is the right
>> thing to do, as the TCP MD5 checksums are not necessary for the vast
>> majority of installations, and DO NOT work with a GENERIC kernel.
>> I'd like to request that the port be split into two ports -- one with
>> a stock quagga installation, and the other with the MD5 checksum
>> patches, due to the instability and constant work on said patches
>> making the port unstable. (and being unavailable right now holds up
>> access to a major bugfix line)
> You already have the option for TCPMD5 being on or off (off by default).
> The solution in my mind is not two separate ports, but what is used now:
> OPTIONS. If an option is broken why not mark it as such until it can be
> addressed? If the patches become a workable (yet still experimental)
> option the BROKEN line can be removed. The port can still keep using
> newer versions while the patches are being developed.
I agree. Two ports are overkill for only TCPMD5 option. And it should
not be a show stopper for the port update.
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