Why was rdiff.1 removed from net/librsync?

Shaun Amott shaun at FreeBSD.org
Sat Sep 10 16:33:15 UTC 2011

On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 04:34:27AM +0100, Klaus T. Aehlig wrote:
> I recently had a quick look at net/librsync and was puzzled that
> it installs rdiff, but not the man page for rdiff. Looking at the
> history, this has happened with the update to 0.9.6, submitted in
> PR ports/55469 [1]. However, I fail to see the reason for removing
> the man page. Leaving it in, i.e., applying the attached patch, the
> port still builds and installs cleanly (see, e.g., my tinderboxlog[2]).
> Moreover, portsearch -f man1/rdiff.1 didn't find me any other port
> installing a rdiff man page.
> So, can someone explain me, why the port deliberatly removes the man page?

I've applied your patch to re-add the man page. The PR you referenced
removed the rdiff binary too, but it was restored in a later commit.
Presumably the man page was forgotten.

Shaun Amott // PGP: 0x6B387A9A
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin
of little minds." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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