What can I do?

Dejan Lesjak dejan.lesjak at ijs.si
Wed Mar 28 14:11:11 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 28 of March 2007, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Florent Thoumie <flz at FreeBSD.org> writes:
> > It's working for you without major breakage only because you're using
> > 500 ports out of 16000+ (like I do, like almost everybody does). Still
> > some ports are breaking with the new xorg, or because of the prefix
> > merge. We're working on those ports. Have a look at [1] or [2] to get
> > regular updates on xorg work.
> > [...]
> > As you can see on [3], we're still committing fixes. We usually fix
> > those ports by ourselves (miwi, lesi and myself) but occasionally
> > forward them to maintainers when we can't figure out what's wrong or
> > when it requires non-trivial fix. When we fixed all ports broken in a
> > single experimental pointyhat build, a new one is scheduled and then we
> > get new errorlogs, ...
> I suspect you're way past the point where new issues show up faster
> than you can fix them.  The only way out of this tar pit is to merge
> everything into the ports tree so other port maintainers have a real
> incentive to help you out.

Not quite just yet. We should at least fix trivial failures (mostly plist 
fixes) that would otherwise keep things like qt and gtk from building. But 
yes, once we're at the stage that some (mostly leaf) ports fail because of 
library differences and such then yes, we should go and merge the thing 
(possibly with short freeze and definitely with large headsups). I don't 
think it will take much longer until we get there.


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