How to patch and fix a broken port?
lahaye at snu.ac.kr
Sun Sep 21 21:00:31 PDT 2003
I have never done this. So I apologize for my ignorant questions...
Last week I discovered that the molden port is broken in many ways
(md5 sum wrong, install broken etc.). I reported it to the freebsd-ports
mailing list and to the maintainer. I even attached a 'sort of' patch
that fixed the build in a followup email, but never got any response,
nor has the port been fixed.
So what to do with broken ports like that?
I can imagine that ports are broken and remain broken if nobody
ever uses them or installs them. But as soon as a port is noticed
as broken, it is necessary to get it fixed.
How is the general procedure to get this done?
Please bare with me: I'm mainly a port user. I know how to install
ports etc. I have no idea about generating and maintaining ports.
So here we go again: the molden port is broken, but easy to fix
(see my earlier emails on the molden port!)
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