[HEADS-UP] BSD sort coming to -CURRENT

Gabor Kovesdan gabor at FreeBSD.org
Wed May 9 11:06:39 UTC 2012

On 2012.05.09. 13:01, Hartmann, O. wrote:
> On 05/09/12 12:44, Gabor Kovesdan wrote:
>> >On 2012.05.09. 1:21, Oleg Moskalenko wrote:
>>> >>Michael,
>>> >>
>>> >>The situation is actually more complex than I described in my email,
>>> >>but the good news is that we already have a fix that supports all
>>> >>older syntax forms. I tested it with ispell ports and it builds just
>>> >>fine. We will update the bsdsort port soon.
>> >I've just committed the update. Thanks for the quick fix Oleg and thanks
>> >Michael for the bug report.
>> >
>> >Gabor
> Will those, who are with FBSD CURRENT, have a special knob set in
> /etc/src.conf to make the new stuff the default? Or will it just "flow
> in" and I do not have to take care of the change?
In the first phase, BSD sort will be installed as "bsdsort" and GNU sort 
as "sort" by default and you will have a WITH_BSD_SORT knob, which 
changes to BSD sort installed as "sort" and GNU sort as "gnusort". In 
second phase, this will be the default option and you will be able to 
set WITHOUT_BSD_SORT to restore GNU sort as default and in third phase 
GNU sort will go away and there will be no knob. This is the currently 
planned migration scenario.


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