How to patch and fix a broken port?
daniel+bsd at pelleg.org
Mon Sep 22 03:23:06 PDT 2003
Rob Lahaye <lahaye at snu.ac.kr> writes:
> I have never done this. So I apologize for my ignorant questions...
> Last week I discovered that the molden port is broken in many ways
> (md5 sum wrong, Mesa depence absent & install broken). I reported
> it to the freebsd-ports mailing list and to the maintainer. I even
> attached a sort of patch that fixed the build in a followup email,
> but never got any response, nor has the port been fixed.
> So what to do with broken ports like that?
> I can imagine that ports are broken and remain broken if nobody
> ever uses them or installs them. But as soon as a port is noticed
> as broken, it is necessary to get it fixed.
> How is the general procedure to get this done?
> Please bare with me: I'm mainly a port user. I know how to install
> ports etc. I have no idea about generating and maintaining ports.
> So here we go again: the molden port is broken, but easy to fix
> (see my earlier emails about the molden port on the freebsd-ports
> mailing list).
File a PR, and wait. Eventually someone will take care of it.
As for the technical guidlines, see the porter's handbook:
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