cvs commit: ports/mail/meta1 Makefile
kris at obsecurity.org
Mon Jul 30 04:21:33 UTC 2007
On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 05:46:22AM +0200, Dirk Meyer wrote:
> > > > > | +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.
Sounds trivial to patch the configure script to skip the check since
we know exactly how FreeBSD's hostname command works.
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