outdated PEAR ports?

Martin Wilke miwi at FreeBSD.org
Sat Apr 28 00:58:52 UTC 2007

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On Sat, 21 Apr 2007 16:34:19 +0500
rihad <rihad at mail.ru> wrote:

|Hi, I need to install several packages from PEAR, among which are
|MDB2, LiveUser. The problem is that the named packages are a bit
|PEAR port: 1.5.0_1 upstream: 1.5.2
Patch is here :) http://people.freebsd.org/~miwi/patches/pear.diff
(update to 1.5.3) feedback welcome :) actually i'm wait of feedback
from maintainer ...

|MDB2 port: 2.3.0 upstream: 2.4.0 
Today committed

|LiveUser port 0.15.1 upstream: 0.16.2

I'm work on a update.

|etc. etc. I could continue this list easily. Some of the packages
|(i.e. LiveUser) haven't had a maintainer for quite some time (as
|denoted by the orphaned ports at freebsd.org maintainer email). Since the
|ports folks don't seem to be keeping up the pace, can I simply install
|the PEAR's port (i.e. bootstrap) and then install all the necessary
|PEAR packages from within the PEAR installer? What undesirable effects
|could/will this have in practice? I understand one should use the
|ports subsystem wherever possible, but this is just not the case where
|this is possible ;-)
|Thank you.

- - Martin

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