stephen at missouri.edu
Tue Aug 18 16:37:25 UTC 2009
Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> port science/paraview is far behind the current version.
> I do understand that nobody really takes care of it,
> so please do not see this as a request. I'm grateful
> that somebody has created this port at all!
> I'd like to help but I've never done any serious
> port work, just occasional patches.
> What is your estimate of the amount of work, and of
> skills required to bring this port up to date?
> many thanks
In my experience, you usually cannot tell how hard it is going to be
until you try. But quite often, the process of updating a port is not
that hard. Certainly you don't necessarily have to understand how
everything works to do this.
Try changing the version number in the port, do a "make makesum" to
download the source and make the distinfo file, and then do a "make" and
see what happens. Quite likely you will need to remove some of the
patches from the directory "files" - do this on a "try it and see"
basis. The one file that will almost certainly need updating is
I really do recommend you just try to update the port yourself, and see
if you can do it.
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