cvs commit: ports/mail/meta1 Makefile

Dirk Meyer dirk.meyer at
Mon Jul 30 03:50:56 UTC 2007

> > > > | +MANUAL_PACKAGE_BUILD=	needs hostname
> > > 
> > > Why does the package need a hostname?  Often this is a bug, and either
> > > way the preferred solution is to fix it so it can be packaged.
> > 
> > Ports failed in configure state,
> > as the empty hostname breaks some sanity checks.
> Yes, but why does the configure script need a hostname?  In most cases
> it shouldn't be requiring one.

This ist not most cases.
Some programs need to find out how the "hostname" command works.
If they get an empty result, this will fail.

So rather them having pointyhat build bad packages,
I decided that users are better off without them.

- Dirk Meyer, Im Grund 4, 34317 Habichtswald, Germany
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