Problem in ports/multimedia/handbrake - seemingly wrong version (0.6.2 vice 0.7.1)

Andrew Pantyukhin infofarmer at
Wed Mar 22 06:31:56 UTC 2006

On 3/22/06, Donald T Hayford <don at> wrote:
> When I try to install the multimedia/handbrake port, I get the following
> error message:
> _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
> ===>  Vulnerability check disabled, database not found
> => HandBrake-0.6.2-src.tar.gz doesn't seem to exist in
> /usr/ports/distfiles/.
> => Attempting to fetch from
> fetch:
> Not Found
> => Attempting to fetch from
> fetch:
> File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
> => Couldn't fetch it - please try to retrieve this
> => port manually into /usr/ports/distfiles/ and try again.
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports/multimedia/handbrake.
> ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
> When I go to the URL, I find that the only version available is 0.7.1,
> which was apparently released 2/24/2006.  The earlier version is
> probably available through some sort of source control, but I wasn't
> smart enough to figure out what/where/how.
> Being new to FreeBSD, I don't know the proper procedure in this case.
> Should I report this to someone?  Or is taken care of in some other
> way?  Or is this the wrong forum?
> Can I just manually edit the port Makefile and distinfo file to have the
> correct version/size/MD5 etc?  Or is this too simplistic a fix that will
> screw up other things?
> As always,
> Thanks for your support
> Don Hayford
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Handbrake maintainership was dropped a few days
ago. I spent a couple of minutes trying to update it,
but I ended up reading jam manual and wondering
why somebody wants to use it over make.

You can have a look at the Porter's Handbook and
see if you can take maintainership.

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