New pkg-message[.in] guideline idea

Philip M. Gollucci pgollucci at p6m7g8.com
Wed Jun 23 14:36:48 UTC 2010


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On 06/23/10 14:00, Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Jun 2010 14:16:07 +0200
> David DEMELIER <demelier.david at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hi freebsd-ports@,
>>
>> I would like to propose you something that I would like to be done.
>> It's a cosmetic, useless thing but I like when things are made
>> homogeneously. That is the problem : as you can see, sometimes port
>> tells a message to the user but some maintainers used delimiters to
>> begin/end the message such as a lot of "***" or "===" or blank spaces.
>>
>> If you already did use NetBSD pkgsrc, you can see that *every* MESSAGE
>> is composed like this :
>>
>> ===========================================================================
>> $NetBSD: MESSAGE,v 1.1.1.1 2008/10/20 09:28:51 wiz Exp $
>>
>> Note you need audio/audacious-plugins to actually play music.
>> ===========================================================================
>>
>> I would do something like this to the FreeBSD ports, if you agree with
>> me I can check every messages and modify them. I can also put
>> something in the FreeBSD porter's handbook to write a "pkg-message
>> template"
>>
>> I know that there is much more important work to do, that's why I can
>> take all this work for myself.
>>
>> Please report any feedback,
>> With kind regards.
> 
> Go ahead please. You'll need to keep the patch in sync for some time,
> so use CVS to make the patch. Ping me when you are ready.
I am interested in this as well.  If I can be of assistance I will.


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