[UPDATE] Re: Update on ports on 10.0
itetcu at FreeBSD.org
Wed Oct 19 08:31:36 UTC 2011
On Wed, 19 Oct 2011 01:04:20 -0700
Stanislav Sedov <stas at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Oct 2011 10:59:38 +0300
> Ion-Mihai Tetcu <itetcu at FreeBSD.org> mentioned:
> > Unfortunately we don't seem to have any other way to go, for the
(and yes, I hate the idea)
> > big majority of the ports. The fix is basically identical, so it
> > doesn't make sense to have a zillion of patch files in a zillion of
> > ports.
> > What, on the other hand, makes sense is to have the fix that should
> > include:
> > a) a KNOB (WITH_FBSD10_FIX or similar),
> > b) that only is run from bsd.port.mk when OSVERSION>1000000
> > c) runs the latest version of the above patch.
> > The KNOB's existence allow us to turn on the fix only for broken
> > ports, and easily know what these broken ports are -- so we can poke
> > maintainers from time to time about upstream fixes, ...
> Sounds good to me.
A few more days.
> > Presumably $UPSTREAM wants it software to be able to build on
> > FreeBSD even outside the PT, especially if this doesn't imply much
> > work on his part.
> You'd be surprized how many of them do not care about FreeBSD
> altogether. Even if you send them patches.
Oh, I know, believe I know. But that's not the majority, and anyway it
should stop us trying to do the right thing.
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