Bug in FreeBSD Port: inn-2.4.1

Clement Laforet clement at FreeBSD.org
Mon Jan 26 18:10:14 PST 2004

On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 02:23:59 +0100
Jochen Gensch <incmc at gmx.de> wrote:

Hi !
> I maybe found a bug in the installation process of inn 2.4.1.
No it isn't. The only bug I know is when you use FreeBSD-stable + inn +
perl 5.8.
It fails during pkg-install script. This feature exists *only* in
FreeBSD ports. It's here to prevent config files removal.

> This has been discussed in news.software.nntp, too. Russ Albery means,
> that this a special problem to freebsd and he doesn't understand
> what's going on here...

People who don't want to use predefined FreeBSD ports path, don't use
FreeBSD ports.  Before complaining that it's an idiotic way of thinking
(as we discussed privately), you should have understood how my port
If you only change a line in the Makefile, it will "work" but you gonna
lose all your local changes.
Changing sysconfdir implies:
- pkg-install changes
- plist changes
I always try my best to my ports flexible, adding a knob to allows
config files installation in ${PREFIX}/etc/inn is *very* easy, but it
won't NEVER be the default behavior. Now you just have to wait, until I
can get some free time to deal with this.


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