OpenOffice2.0 64Bit ready?
sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu
Thu Aug 11 14:52:41 GMT 2005
On Thu, Aug 11, 2005 at 09:08:05AM -0400, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 10:11:25PM -0700, Steve Kargl wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 08:55:08PM -0400, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > > On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 04:28:19PM -0700, Steve Kargl wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 07:02:38PM -0400, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > > > > On Tue, Aug 09, 2005 at 11:13:22PM -0700, Steve Kargl wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > To some extent, the Ports Collection has outlived its usefulness.
> > > > > > It took me 4 hours to fix libgmp4 and add a new port for mpfr
> > > > > > because the Porter's Handbook is useless.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks for the constructive criticism!
> > > >
> > > > Your welcomed. Now, I'll wait to see how long it
> > > > takes to commit the change.
> > >
> > > *sound of sarcasm going by Steve*
> > >
> > Touche.
> > man ports
> > BUGS
> > Ports documentation is split over four places --
> > /usr/ports/Mk/bsd.port.mk, The Porter's Handbook, the ``Packages and
> > Ports'' chapter of The FreeBSD Handbook, and this manual page.
> Do you have a specific point? Some of those 4 sources duplicate a lot
> of information, and also cover different areas. What about this,
> precisely, makes the Porters' Handbook "useless", in your opinion?
Each of those documents contains material not found in the others.
One may need to read *all* 4 to find the answer to their question.
That is, if one knows all 4 exists.
> > I believe sarcasm looks like
> > 2000/06/30 ports/19594 new port: x11/qrash-sdl
> If you say so.
Oh the irony. This repartee started with my statement "To some
extent, the Ports Collection has outlived its usefulness." I listed
only those PR's with "new port" in the subject. Don't you find
it somewhat useless for someone to submit a "new port" when it sits
in the PR database for 5 years, 1 month, 12 days. Several of the
others have sat in the PR database for 3 or more years.
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