Apache/web ports advice in TPH

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Wed Feb 8 02:28:06 UTC 2012

On 02/07/2012 14:09, Olli Hauer wrote:
> 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 is out of date, as the very first bit mentions a bunch of old apache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?
> http://people.freebsd.org/~ohauer/diffs/book.sgml.diff

That addresses my concerns about that Section, thanks!  I didn't search
diligently for any other places that may be affected, FYI.



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