Apache/web ports advice in TPH

Olli Hauer ohauer at FreeBSD.org
Tue Feb 7 22:10:02 UTC 2012

On 2012-02-06 01:57, Doug Barton wrote:
> Howdy,
> This section:
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/using-php.html
> is out of date, as the very first bit mentions a bunch of old apache
> stuff. I'm happy to help update it if someone can say authoritatively
> what should be there.
> I'm also curious about the advice to install stuff into
> /usr/local/www/appname. I vaguely remember that this was deprecated but
> it seems to still be true. This is not an academic question because I'm
> getting ready to add a web port. :)
> Finally, the first sentence of 6.12.2 says that WWWDIR is available to
> pkg-plist, but WWWDIR_REL is not. If we're going to encourage ports
> authors to use WWWDIR in the Makefile, shouldn't WWWDIR_REL be added to
> the default PLIST_SUB?

One of the other mails switched a key in my head to look for deprecated
constructs and I just found some ... (neko, resin2/3)

Maybe we should also add WWWDIR to hier(7)?

What do you think about the following diff?


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