setting EMACS_PORT_NAME=emacs22 forks make infinitely at the port registration step

Andrey Slusar anrays at gmail.com
Tue May 23 13:25:11 PDT 2006


Tue, 23 May 2006 22:05:41 +0200, Pav Lucistnik wrote:
> Mark Evenson pí
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> > Pav Lucistnik wrote:
> > > Mark Evenson pí
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> > >> Am I using the EMACS_PORT_NAME variable correctly?  (i.e. its not a 
> > >> forbidden user knob like USE_XXX)
> > > 
> > > You must never set up any internal variables. This is one of them.
> > > You should limit yourself to WITH_*, WITHOUT_*, and the variables
> > > explicitly documented in end user documentation.
> > > 
> > 
> > Dumb question:  what do you mean by end user documentation?  What the port 
> > emits to the console in the process of building plus available options 
> > stored under /var/db/ports?

> I mean The Handbook, section Ports and Packages. Also man 7 ports.
> And of course the output to the console.
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> > Andrey Slusar's reply to this thread [[1]] seems to imply that 
> > EMACS_PORT_NAME *is* a end user option.  But then you have a @freebsd.org 
> > address and he doesn't?

> Andrey Slusar is _the_ guy with the authority about Emacs on FreeBSD.

  I'm now maintain XEmacs and commited emacs-devel. GNU Emacs is
ported by MANTANI Nobutaka.

> He probably knows much better than me.

> > Without an end-user mechanism like EMACS_PORT_NAME, maintaining all Emacs 
> > dependent ports for separate versions of Emacs will get combinationally 
> > explosive.  So ports just supports one canonical version of Emacs (what's 
> > in editors/emacs) for all Emacs add-ons (like psvn, nxml, etc.)?

> Andrey?

 EMACS_PORT_NAME is user variable and now this is broken. I'm posted
patch from MANTANI Nobutaka, fixed this problem and submitted to
gnats database - search it PR. Now this patch in testing on FreeBSD
cluster(by kris?).

-- 
Regards,
Andrey.


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