Re: Proposal: Include the Application Name in Ports and Packages

From: Baptiste Daroussin <bapt_at_FreeBSD.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 09:36:43 +0200
On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 12:55:05PM +0200, probono wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 9, 2021 at 1:51 AM Baptiste Daroussin <bapt_at_nours.eu> wrote:
> > Simply add a new annotation to the package with the Application Name(s) when it
> > is relevant. I add plural because some ports do provide multiple Application
> > Name(s).
> > And you will have the information everywhere.
> > See how CPE is implemented in the ports tree to see how to do that.
> 
> Hello bapt, thanks for your response. I have a couple of questions though:
> 
> 1. What key should we use for the Application Name(s)?
> 
> For CPE, there is e.g., 'CPE_VENDOR' and 'CPE_PRODUCT'. However none
> of those contains the "human-readable" name "Apache HTTP Server" (as
> used, e.g., on https://httpd.apache.org/).
> 
> CPE_VENDOR=     apache
> CPE_PRODUCT=    http_server
> 
> So what I am looking for is
> 
> SOME_KEY_NAME=   Apache HTTP Server

A simple APPLICATION_NAMES= name1 name2 should do the trick, and the magic
should be added to bsd.port.mk
> 
> 2. If there is more than one main application inside the same package,
> then just repeat this key/value combination multiple times?

yes, it depends on how want to implement it. for a given key there can only be
one value in pkg, but one can be clever
> 
> 3. How would we go about getting those into the
> standard/documentation/lint tools?

provide patch, nothing more
> 
> 4. Would new keys (annotations) automatically end up in
> package/repository metadata, or would something special need to be
> done to get them inherited there?

automatic.

Bapt
Received on Mon Jul 19 2021 - 07:36:43 UTC

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