Re: Cacti 1.2.17

From: Tatsuki Makino <>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2021 22:45:06 UTC
These are the commands I use to update the port.
I will give you this email as a tip for speedy updates :)

Rodrigo Osorio wrote on 2021/06/01 21:00:
> On 6/1/21 11:06 AM, Li-Wen Hsu wrote:
>> I would suggest you start with trying to update the version number in
>> Makefile, and distinfo file (`make makesum`), then checking if the
>> patches are still valid. Then build, install and test.
>> Best,
>> Li-Wen

Command to check if the patch is still valid

make -C /usr/ports/net-mgmt/cacti/ -D PATCH_DEBUG patch

PATCH_DEBUG is explained in Mk/, but not in detail.

> Hi,
> I open an issue this morning with a patch to upgrade cacti,
> and I can confirm that as expected the update wasn't that
> easy at least for a first try.
> This is the PR link for cacti:

Most of the updates seem to be in pkg-plist, but I use sdiff to update pkg-plist.
textproc/meld, for example, is probably rather famous.
# Generate a new pkg-plist.
make -C /usr/ports/net-mgmt/cacti/ stage
make -C /usr/ports/net-mgmt/cacti/ makeplist > /tmp/pkg-plist
# Merge with sdiff.
sdiff -o /usr/ports/net-mgmt/cacti/ -a -w 80 -s -d /usr/ports/net-mgmt/cacti/pkg-plist /tmp/pkg-plist
# After merging by l, r, or eb, replace it with a new pkg-plist.
mv /usr/ports/net-mgmt/cacti/ /usr/ports/net-mgmt/cacti/pkg-plist

Maybe there is a more convenient way, but maybe some people need one example first :)