augmenting a port: request for advice
avg at icyb.net.ua
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
>> 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.
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