augmenting a port: request for advice

Andriy Gapon avg at
Mon Dec 10 05:43:26 PST 2007

on 08/12/2007 01:52 Garrett Cooper said the following:
> On Dec 7, 2007, at 8:03 AM, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
>> Here is an idea.  I notice that the extra sources you want to  
>> download are rather small (about 7000 bytes when zipped).  How  
>> about if you put the sources into the "files" subdirectory of the  
>> port itself, and then the port doesn't have to download anything  
>> extra.
>> So, for example, the portlint port comes complete with full  
>> sources, adding up to nearly 100,000 bytes in its "files"  
>> subdirectory.  So adding 7000 bytes to a port is going to be small  
>> by comparison.
> 	No dice on that I think. It's artistic license, which means (AFAIK)  
> that it can't be distributed with the ports tree as it's not BSD  
> licensed code.

Well, actually the file in question in by me and is under 3-clause BSD
But I am a little bit reluctant to 'pollute' ports tree with C sources
that don't have to be there. It's only from philosophical point of view,
no technical reasons.

Andriy Gapon

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