ugly perl module install

Michael W. Lucas mwlucas at
Mon Aug 9 11:29:23 PDT 2004

On Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 08:20:11PM +0200, Michael Nottebrock wrote:
> On Monday 09 August 2004 19:32, Michael W. Lucas wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Before I go state in an article that we have an ugly port, I thought
> > I'd mention it to the maintainer (ports@)
> Ports@ is no maintainer, it's a mailinglist.

ratbastard/usr/ports/net-mgmt/p5-Cflow;grep -i maintainer Makefile 
MAINTAINER=     ports at

So, I wrote the maintainer.  :-)

> > Surely we could, say, include a patch to net-mgmt/p5-Cflow to make the
> > port check for $PREFIX/lib/libft.a rather than the ../../lib/libft.a?
> >
> > If not, I'll document the ugliness in this instance and make a cranky
> > comment about how knowing how to actually build software is still
> > useful these days, and these kids don't know how good they have it
> > with "configure" and so on...  ;-)
> A working patch/Makefile change/whatever, submitted via send-pr would be more 
> useful. It seems you already have spent some time figuring the problem out, 
> why not provide a fix?

If just patching the source like this is legal, then I'll do that.

I don't generally go near the ports, and hence don't keep up with the
standard way of doing things (other than the user perspective, of


Michael Lucas		mwlucas at, mwlucas at
   "I'm sorry, but 'Social Darwinism' is no excuse for killing all of 
	           your co-workers."  -- Ivan Brunetti

More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list