Valgrind for FreeBSD

David O'Brien obrien at
Sun Apr 25 08:56:45 PDT 2004

On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 01:22:11PM -0400, Rahul Siddharthan wrote:
> Doug Rabson wrote:
> > > Please rename "valgrind-devel-port" to "valgrind-snapshot-port".
> >
> > I think I suggested the name valgrind-devel but I have no idea what the
> > latest port naming conventions are. If valgrind-snapshot is more
> > consistent, then thats the name it should have.
> Searching though the ports tree, I don't see any ports called
> -snapshot.  Some snapshot ports have a date stamp (eg,
> gcc-3.3.4_20040322).  There are dozens of -devel ports which are
> unstable development versions of the regular ports (mutt-devel,
> rxvt-devel, postgresql-devel, etc).

We've had them in the past.
> Many linux distributions use a -devel package for header files, which
> they separate out from the main library package.  Let's not go there.

Yes, and FreeBSD has too.[*]  This situaion is why "-devel" is a
piss-poor name for these type of ports.  "-snapshot" or "-indevel" are
properly descriptive.

-- David  (obrien at
[*] And I would like to see a lot more of these, as I generally use
Kris's packages vs. building from ports and I end up with a lot more crap
on my system than I need.

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