Avoiding upgrade to xorg 7.2
Bram at moolenaar.net
Thu Jun 14 20:32:49 UTC 2007
Florent Thoumie wrote:
> No it's far from perfect. We only guarantee that a port will be
> buildable if all dependencies are up-to-date, because it's tested this
> way on our cluster. The ports system is very dynamic, so we can't
> possibly test all combinations. As Mark said (I think), it would have
> been possible to support xorg 6.9 after the xorg 7.2 merge but that
> required more work and I didn't feel like doing it. so blame me for that.
I'm glad to read a sensible remark. Yes, maintaining ports is a lot of
work. And there are no guarantees. Even after testing (you never know
what was installed outside of the ports system!).
But if I say that I'll accept the risc to update one port without using
the tested dependencies, I cannot find out how to do that. I guess I
just have to download the source manually, find any patches that are
required and configure/make/install outside of the ports system.
> > And never tell the user he is wrong.
> Well, sometimes the user is wrong. In this case your expectations just
> don't match with ports design.
Yeah, sorry for being a bit negative.
> >>> Now I still don't know how to use or set a CVS tag for cvsup...
> >> We have excellent documentation on this and other relevant topics. I
> >> suggest you take the opportunity to increase your knowledge.
> > Somehow you manage to hide this excellent documentation so that I can't
> > find it. Teasing me by telling me it exists and that it's my fault that
> > I didn't read it completely sucks.
> A quick man cvsup (/tag) or grep tag on ports-supfile should be all you
> need for this.
Still don't find anything about "xorg" here. I did notice the "tag"
field in the supfile, but no hint of what it's value should be. The
handbook actually mentions that for ports it always must be "tag=.".
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