[FreeBSD-Announce] Updating guidelines for ports

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at FreeBSD.org
Tue Oct 12 18:44:36 PDT 2004

This is a belated announcement of the new ``/usr/ports/UPDATING'' file. 
Like its counterpart in /usr/src, this file lists special updating
instructions and caveats.  Each entry lists the date of the change, the
affected port(s), the author of that entry, as well as a description of
the change, and what must be done to properly update the port(s) in
question.  For example, 

--- Example begins here ---
  AFFECTS: users of www/firefox
  AUTHOR: freebsd-gnome at FreeBSD.org

  After upgrading to firefox-1.0.1.p, certain things such as extension/theme
  [de]installation, and "Find On Page" may no longer work.  You may also
  notice an infinite loop when starting Firefox.  If this happens, backup
  ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/bookmarks.html, and remove ~/.mozilla/firefox.
  Afterward, Firefox should start up.  You can then restore the bookmarks.html
  file to the new ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default directory.
--- Example ends here ---

This file should be consulted before updating any ports.

In order to have the latest version of this file cvsup'd, be sure to
include either the ``ports-base'' or ``ports-all'' module in your ports
supfile.  It is highly recommended to use ``ports-all'' whenever

If you have specific questions about an entry, email the AUTHOR listed
for that entry.  If you have questions about the file itself, please
contact portmgr at FreeBSD.org.


Joe Marcus Clarke
FreeBSD GNOME Team	::	gnome at FreeBSD.org
FreeNode / #freebsd-gnome
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